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Jeremy Hunt sets early October deadline for no-deal Brexit decision

Reuters

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt would decide to take Britain out of the European Union without a deal on Oct. 31 if it becomes clear at the beginning of that month that there is no prospect of getting an agreement through Parliament.

Battling the favorite Boris Johnson to replace Theresa May as prime minister, Hunt said it is his democratic duty to deliver Brexit on time.

“The difference between me and Boris is not as big as people are saying,” he told BBC TV.

“At the beginning of October, if there is no prospect of a deal that can get through Parliament, then I will leave at the end of October because that is our democratic promise to the British people.”

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