UK’s Fox: EU offering long Brexit delay "not possible"


British Trade Minister Liam Fox said in an interview with BBC TV on Sunday, the European Union (EU) offering the UK a long delay to Brexit because of upcoming European elections is not possible.

Key Quotes (via Reuters):

It was still “entirely possible” Britain leaves the bloc as scheduled on March 29 but an extension to the Article 50 negotiating period may be necessary in order to deliver a smooth exit from the bloc.

Asked how he would react if the EU insisted on a much longer delay of 21 months or two years, “I would be shocked because I think it is actually not a possible outcome.”

“The European Union does not want Britain to fight the European elections.”

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