LONDON Dec 15 A post-Brexit trade deal between
Britain and the European Union might take 10 years to finalise
and could still fail, the United Kingdom's ambassador to the
bloc has told Prime Minister Theresa May's government, the BBC
reported on Thursday.
Ivan Rogers, Britain's envoy to the EU, warned ministers
that the European consensus was that a deal might not be done
until the early to mid-2020s and that national parliaments could
ultimately reject it, the BBC said.
PM May's office said it did not recognise the views
expressed by the diplomat, the BBC said.
May has said she will invoke Article 50, the two-year
divorce process for leaving the EU, by the end of March.
(Reporting by Sarah Young; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)