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UK can get Brexit deal and leave by Oct. 31 - junior minister

Fri, 20th Sep 2019 08:52

LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Britain and the European Unionhave moved a lot in the seven weeks that Prime Minister BorisJohnson has been in office and the two sides can still agree adeal to secure Brexit by Oct. 31, junior Brexit minister KwasiKwarteng said on Friday.

"We've moved a long way in seven weeks," he told BBC radio."What we've heard over the last seven weeks is considerablemovement on the part of the EU on this question of theWithdrawal Agreement and particularly on the backstop."

"I am confident we can get a deal. I am also confident thatwe can get this deal through the House of Commons and leave onthe 31st of October."(Reporting by Kate Holton, editing by David Milliken)

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