STOCKHOLM Feb 14 British Brexit minister David
Davis said on Tuesday the government was on course to meet its
end of March deadline to launch the formal divorce procedure
with the European Union but did not see Britain doing so at an
EU summit next month.
At a news conference in Stockholm, Davis was asked whether
he expected Prime Minister Theresa May to deliver the Article 50
letter, which will start divorce negotiations with the EU, at an
EU summit in Brussels on March 9-10.
"The 9th or 10th is not a date I recognise in terms of our
timetable. What we have said is by the end of March, sometime
during March," he said.
"I'm confident that we'll do it before our timetable but not
necessarily before the one you played out."
(Reporting by Daniel Dickson in Stockholm, Writing by Elizabeth
Piper in London, editing by Kylie MacLellan)