April 2, 2019 / 8:44 AM / 18 days ago

French finance minister says Britain heading for 'no-deal Brexit'

French Finance and Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire leaves after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, March 26, 2019. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

PARIS (Reuters) - Britain is on course to crash out of the European Union without an agreement over the terms of its divorce after British lawmakers’ repeated refusal to approve a deal, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday.

British lawmakers failed on Monday to resolve the chaos around Britain’s EU departure, leaving the future direction of Britain’s exit from the bloc mired in confusion.

“The British made the choice to leave the European Union, it’s up to them to find ways to an agreement. For the moment they cant find this deal, so we are heading towards a no-deal Brexit,” Le Maire told journalists after presenting his new book on Europe.

Reporting by Leigh Thomas; editing by Richard Lough

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