Britain likely to delay Brexit to pass legislation

(VOVWORLD) - Britain may need to delay its exit from the European Union in order to pass crucial legislation if a deal is agreed in late March, British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday. 
Britain likely to delay Brexit to pass legislation - ảnh 1Britain’s foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt leaves Downing Street (Photo: Neil Hall/EPA) 

He told the BBC that the UK government is gathering proposals that might satisfy the EU’s demands. He said it’s too soon to insist on the necessity of a delay. If the UK and the EU end up approving a deal just before March 29th, then London might need some extra time to pass critical legislation. But if they are able to make progress sooner, that might not be necessary, Hunt said.

A spokesperson for the Prime Minister said Parliament's February break has been cancelled in the interest of avoiding a delay.

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