UK PM candidate Gove opens door to Brexit delay: Buzzfeed

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove is seen outside the Cabinet Office in London, Britain May 14, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

LONDON (Reuters) – British lawmaker Michael Gove, a candidate to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, has opened the door to delaying Brexit beyond Oct. 31 if a deal with the EU were nearly complete, Buzzfeed reporter Alex Wickham said on Twitter.

“If we are making progress and are on the verge of a deal, and we’ve had a good EU Council in October and we’re 99% of the way there on Halloween are we seriously saying we wouldn’t take a bit more time to get the deal done?” Gove was quoted as saying.

“No deal would be a challenge but it has to be on the table. It’s not the best option.”

Reporting by William James; eiting by Stephen Addison

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