August 29, 2018 / 1:33 PM / in 3 months

Brexit deal is 'within our sights': UK's Raab

Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Dominic Raab delivers his speech outlining the government's plans for a no-deal Brexit in London, Britain. Aug 23, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union have a deal “within our sights”, on the terms on which Britain will leave the bloc, Brexit minister Dominic Raab told lawmakers on Wednesday.

Asked by members of Britain’s upper house of parliament whether a deal would be reached at an EU summit in October, Raab said that remained his goal, but that there was “a measure of leeway” over the exact timetable.

Last week, Raab said he was confident of reaching a deal when he was setting out government advice to businesses on how to prepare for any failure to do so before Britain leaves on March 29.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan and David Milliken; editing by Stephen Addison

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