Hunt: Would take no-deal if no better agreement

Tuesday, 18. June 2019 21:20

British Foreign Secretary and contender for the leadership of the Conservative Party Jeremy Hunt said on Tuesday he would take the country out of the European Union without a deal if there was "no prospect" of a better agreement by October 31. However, he added he would be prepared to take "a bit longer" if the UK were "nearly there" regarding a better deal with Brussels.

"I would want to avoid the disruption of no-deal, the risk of a general election that could let in Jeremy Corbyn," he said in BBC's live debate. "But we have to resolve this, and resolve it quickly because this is about the trust of the British people," he underscored.

Earlier today, Hunt came in second in the second round of voting for the Tory leadership, having secured 46 votes.

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