Brexit could be delayed to get a better deal, former UK minister says

FILE PHOTO: Conservative politician Michael Fallon arrives at the BBC in central London
FILE PHOTO: Conservative politician Michael Fallon arrives at the BBC in central London, Britain, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

November 27, 2018

LONDON (Reuters) – Former British defense minister Michael Fallon said on Tuesday that it may be in Britain’s interests to delay leaving the European Union so negotiators can agree a better divorce deal.

“This is not a good deal and we need a better deal,” Fallon told BBC radio in an interview.

“And if it’s possible to get a better deal, to send the negotiators back to Brussels for two or three months — even to postpone the actual leaving date for two or three months — I still think that would be the long-term interest of the country.”

Fallon said he did not believe ousting Prime Minister Theresa May would help the situation.

(Reporting by Andy ; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)

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