LEADSOM: BREXIT COULD BE PUSHED BACK

Reuters stated that the date Britain leaves the EU could be pushed back by a couple of weeks to give time for legislation to be approved by members of parliament, the leader of Britain’s lower house of parliament said, the most senior figure to make such a suggestion.

The world’s 5th  largest economy is due to leave the European Union on March 29 but Prime Minister Theresa May’s negotiated exit deal was rejected by MPs, leaving open the possibility of a disorderly Brexit.

Parliament will now vote on a series of amendments on Tuesday with the United Kingdom facing its deepest political crisis in half a century as it grapples with how, or even whether, to exit the European project it joined in 1973.

“We can get the legislation through and I think we do, in spite of everything, have a very strong relationship with our EU friends and neighbours and I am absolutely certain that if we needed a couple of extra weeks or something then that would be feasible,” Andrea Leadsom told the BBC.

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