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Matt Hancock refuses to rule out staying in EU after 31 October

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Minister hits out at rivals’ ‘false promises’, saying parliament would block no-deal BrexitLatest on Tory leadership contest – live updatesThe Conservative leadership challenger, Matt Hancock, has refused to rule out extending Britain’s membership of the EU beyond October, but insisted he could secure a time limit to the backstop from the EU that would pass parliament.The health secretary said his rival candidates who had promised to leave – deal or no deal – by 31 October were making false promises because parliament would block any no-deal exit. Continue reading…



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Publish date : 2019-06-11 08:57:07

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