The NHS is not and never will be for sale – this is a categorical red line for Boris Johnson - The Sun

One of the greatest boons of Brexit is that we are going to take back control of our future.

We will decide what regulations we want, we will decide how we want our economy to be run and we will decide how we want to run our public services.

We’ll also be able to deepen ties with countries around the world, with free trade agreements that will open up markets to British businesses and lower tariffs.

It’s my ambition to cover 80% of UK trade with free trade agreements and I believe we can do it.

But we are not going to be pushovers. I want deals that are right for Britain.

The UK will not be told by the US, the EU or anyone else what is or isn’t on the table.

The Prime Minister, the Health Secretary and myself have been crystal clear – the NHS is not and never will be for sale. This is a categoric red line.

Ignore the scaremongering from Labour. The price the NHS pays for drugs won’t be on the table. And the services the NHS delivers won’t be on the table.

It’s obviously desperate times in Labour towers seeing as Corbyn has already resorted to spreading lies about the NHS in any trade deal.

As Trade Secretary, I know that his claims are utterly baseless and it is disgraceful that he is weaponising such an important issue, scaring vulnerable people to score political points.

It’s yet more proof that Labour cannot be trusted to run a car boot sale, let alone this country.

This is a party who are anti-American, anti-freedom and would rather strike a trade deal with Venezuela or Russian than with free-market democracies such as Australia and Japan.

A free-trade agreement with these kinds of like-minded countries – including the US – will provide so much opportunity for British businesses and consumers. We currently sell £8bn worth of British cars to the US. But think how much more we could sell if we have a comprehensive free trade agreement?

And with a good trade agreement, American products like Californian wine could become more affordable in the UK.

Britain is a bold, buccaneering country and when we leave the EU we are going to chart our own future. We are going to strike trade deals that will create jobs, growth and opportunity.

We are going to protect and support our NHS and all of our other fantastic public services.

We are going to invest in infrastructure to level up our country. And most importantly of all we are going to control our own destiny.