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    Possible UK Will Leave on 29 March If Parl't Votes For May's Deal - Minister Fox

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    The UK parliament agreed on 27 February to have another vote on the terms of Brexit by mid-March, with an option to delay the exit if both the new deal and a no-deal scenario are rejected.

    UK Trade Minister Liam Fox has stated that it is "entirely possible" that London will leave the EU on 29 March if the Parliament votes for Prime Minister Theresa May's deal.

    He continued by expressing hope that the UK could avoid having to delay Brexit.

    Fox said he doesn't think that the EU will offer a long extension to Article 50.

    READ MORE: Eurosceptics Present UK PM May With Terms to Back Brexit Deal — Reports

    The statement comes after media outlets reported that the European Union is expecting the United Kingdom to request an extension of the 29th of March deadline by three months. This could keep the United Kingdom in the bloc during the elections scheduled to take place in May.

    On 26 February, UK Prime Minister Theresa May stated that the UK Parliament would be able to vote on the government's deal no later than 12 March. If the deal is rejected, the Parliament will then vote on a no-deal scenario. If that option is voted down as well, the parliament will vote on a potential Brexit extension past the deadline of 29 March.


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