UK’s Chief Brexit Negotiator Says: It’s May’s Deal Or Extension – ITV | 1/28/2019 | Staff
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s lead Brexit negotiator Olly Robbins has said lawmakers face a choice between Prime Minister Theresa May’s exit deal or a long extension of the March 29 deadline for leaving the EU, ITV news said, citing a private conversation.

ITV news reported that its correspondent had overheard Robbins, who is a career civil servant, not a politician, talking to colleagues at a hotel bar in Brussels on Monday.

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Robbins said he expected UK lawmakers in March to be presented with the option of backing a reworked Brexit deal or a potentially significant delay to Brexit, the broadcaster said.

“The issue is whether Brussels is clear on the terms of extension,” Robbins was overheard saying. “In the end they will probably just give us an extension.”

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May has repeatedly said that Britain will leave the EU on March 29.

ITV news said Robbins thought the fear of a long extension to...
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