Leaders of the Vote Leave campaign appear to have backtracked on their claim that £350 million a week spent on EU membership would go towards the NHS.
Brexiteers who spearheaded the campaign to persuade the British people to leave the EU, including its former chair Labour MP Gisela Stuart and Tory former justice secretary Michael Gove, have created a new pressure group called Change Britain.
The Change Britain website states it aims to "build a broad coalition that brings together people from inside and outside politics [...] to get the job done" and outlines a list of "challenges" that will come with Brexit.
But despite the pre-referendum message on the Vote Leave battle bus implying the £350 million a week sent to the EU would "fund our NHS instead", Change Britain makes no mention of NHS funding.
Instead, on a webpage titled "Brexit means Brexit", the website states money saved by leaving the single market would go towards "identifying effective new funding formulas for agriculture, science, research and poorer regions".
Speaking on the Andrew Marr show, Gisela Stuart hit back at criticism, claiming Brexit must be implemented before the group can make decisions that could involve the NHS.
She said: "We were a cross-party group that said we wanted to leave the EU. That will give us the right to make choices and priorities. For me the priority was the NHS and you need to be in government to implement that.
"First of all we've got to leave, and then we can make the decision and then to me and to many of us the priority is the NHS."
In an article in The Sun, Ms Stuart writes: "It's NOT about Leavers and Remainers.. now it's all about Doers" and claims that while there are "challenges ahead", Brexit is a "unique chance" to make Britain "stonger, fairer, better governed and more prosperous".
The most scaremongering arguments for Brexit
The most scaremongering arguments for Brexit
1/7 22 May 2015
In his regular column in The Express Nigel Farage utilised the concerns over Putin and the EU to deliver a tongue in cheek conclusion. “With friends like these, who needs enemies?”
2/7 13 November 2015
UKIP MEP for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire Mike Hookem, was one of several political figures who took no time to harness the toxic atmosphere just moments after Paris attacks to push an agenda. “Cameron says we’re safer in the EU. Well I’m in the centre of the EU and it doesn’t feel very safe.”
3/7 19 April 2016
In an article written for The Guardian, Michael Gove attempts to bolster his argument with a highly charged metaphor in which he likens UK remaining in the EU to a hostage situation. “We’re voting to be hostages locked in the back of the car and driven headlong towards deeper EU integration.”
4/7 26 April 2016
In a move that is hard to decipher, let alone understand, Mike Hookem stuck it to Obama re-tweeting a UKIP advertisement that utilises a quote from the film: ‘Love Actually’ to dishonour the US stance on the EU. “A friend who bullies us is no longer a friend”
5/7 10 May 2016
During a speech in London former work and pensions secretary Ian Duncan Smith said that EU migration would cause an increasing divide between people who benefit from immigration and people who couldn’t not find work because of uncontrolled migration. “The European Union is a ‘force for social injustice’ which backs the ‘haves rather than the have-nots.”
6/7 15 May 2016
Cartoon character Boris Johnson made the news again over controversial comments that the EU had the same goal as Hitler in trying to create a political super state. “Napoleon, Hitler, various people tried this out, and it ends tragically.” “The EU is an attempt to do this by different methods.”
7/7 16 May 2016
During a tour of the women’s clothing manufacturer David Nieper, Boris had ample time to cook up a new metaphor, arguably eclipsing Gove’s in which he compares the EU to ‘badly designed undergarments.’ “So I just say to all those who prophecy doom and gloom for the British Business, I say their pants are on fire. Let’s say knickers to the pessimists, knickers to all those who talk Britain down.”
Other top names involved in the pressure group, which claims it will "make a success of Britain's departure fro the EU", include former chancellor Nigel (Lord) Lawson, former head of CBI Digby Jones and former Labour foreign secretary David (Lord) Owen.
The promises of Leave campaigners came under scrutiny as soon as the UK voted for Brexit, when the official Leave campaign immediately wiped almost its entire website, including its message about the NHS.
Nigel Farage backtracked on the NHS pledge hours after the result during an interview with ITV's Good Morning Britain programme.
Meanwhile, it has emerged Britons may be forced to pay a fee to visit Europe after Brexit if plans for the Schengen zone to operate a visa waiver programme are confirmed.