February 11, 2019 / 11:41 AM / a month ago

Hammond says now not time for Brexit delay - Channel 4

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond visits Sensor City in Liverpool, Britain, February 1, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Yates/Pool

LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Philip Hammond does not believe the time is right for Britain to ask the European Union to delay its scheduled March 29 departure from the bloc, broadcaster Channel 4 reported on Monday.

“Chancellor still insists now is not the time to call for extension of A50 (Article 50),” the broadcaster’s business editor Siobhan Kennedy said on Twitter.

“They’re going to get a deal, he tells me,” she added.

Reporting by David Milliken; Editing by William Schomberg

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