UK minister: PM will abide by pledge to write Brexit delay letter

UK minister: PM will abide by pledge to write Brexit delay letter
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  • calendar-gray 16 October 2019

British Brexit Minister Stephen Barclay said the government would comply with assurances given to a Scottish court that Prime Minister Boris Johnson would write a letter to the EU requesting a Brexit delay if a deal is not reached by Oct. 19, APA reports citing Reuters.

Britain and the EU are locked in negotiations to try and seal a Brexit divorce deal this week, but talks have hit a standstill, EU sources said earlier.

“I can confirm, as the prime minister has repeatedly set out, that firstly the government will comply with the law and secondly will comply with the undertakings given to the court in respect of the law,” Barclay told a committee of lawmakers.

Barclay also said Britain had submitted the draft text of a new political declaration - one part of a Brexit deal with the EU sets out the direction of a long term relationship with the bloc.

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