British finance minister says possible EU will insist on long Brexit delay

British finance minister says possible EU will insist on long Brexit delay
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British finance minister Philip Hammond said the European Union might insist on a long delay to Brexit if the UK government requests an extension to the process, ONAreports citing SkyNews.

“This is not in our control and the European Union is signaling that only if we have a deal is it likely to be willing to grant a short technical extension to get the legislation through,” Hammond said.

“If we don’t have a deal, and if we’re still discussing among ourselves what is the right way to go forward, then it’s quite possible that the EU may insist on a significantly longer period,” he added.

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