July 27, 2019 / 9:37 PM / 2 months ago

Gove: Government working on assumption EU will not strike new Brexit deal - Sunday Times

FILE PHOTO - Britain's Conservative Party leadership candidate and Secretary of State for Environment Michael Gove walks near Parliament in London, Britain, June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

(Reuters) - Michael Gove, who has been tasked by new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to boost preparations for a no-deal Brexit, has said that the government is “working on the assumption” that the European Union will not strike a new agreement.

“.... we will exit the EU on October 31. No ifs. No buts. No more delay. Brexit is happening,” Gove wrote in the Sunday Times newspaper.

Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall

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