January 9, 2019 / 2:57 PM / 2 months ago

British government will respond rapidly after debate - Brexit secretary

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the EU Stephen Barclay arrives in Downing Street, London, Britain, December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government will respond quickly if Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal is defeated in parliament next week, Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay said on Wednesday.

“I also want to reassure colleagues that whatever the outcome of this debate, we will respond rapidly, recognising that we must provide parliament with as much security as possible,” Barclay said, opening the debate about the deal.

Reporting by William James; writing by Paul Sandle

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