Says that the UK government will set out in public what it wants to seek to achieve in a future partnership with the EU

  • We are seeking a Canada-style free trade agreement
  • There will be no alignment with EU rules

This has been the core message by Johnson and his aides for quite a while now. It's going to be interesting to see how this all plays out once negotiations are slated to begin starting from 1 February onwards.

Looking ahead, expect any major setback in talks to potentially weigh on the pound as the risk of a no-deal Brexit remains ever present still.