UK ‘may well’ leave EU without a Brexit deal on 31 October, says British health minister Matt Hancock

British health minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday the country “may well” leave the European Union without a deal.

Reuters September 29, 2019 15:55:03 IST
UK ‘may well’ leave EU without a Brexit deal on 31 October, says British health minister Matt Hancock
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to take Britain out of the EU on 31 October with or without a deal

  • This is despite Parliament passing a law which would require him to delay Brexit if it has not approved an exit agreement by mid-October

  • 'We have got to get Brexit done. Absolutely may well happen,' Hancock said

Manchester: British health minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday the country “may well” leave the European Union without a deal.

UK may well leave EU without a Brexit deal on 31 October says British health minister Matt Hancock

File image of Boris Johnson. PTI

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to take Britain out of the EU on 31 October with or without a deal, despite Parliament passing a law which would require him to delay Brexit if it has not approved an exit agreement by mid-October.

“The best way to leave is with a deal,” Hancock told Sky News on the first day of the governing Conservative Party’s annual conference in the northern city of Manchester.

“We have got to get Brexit done. Absolutely ‘no deal’ may well happen.”

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