Brexit minister Barclay tells Barnier UK will leave EU on Oct. 31 with or without deal

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Brexit minister Barclay tells Barnier UK will leave EU on Oct. 31 with or without deal

(Reuters) – The UK’s Brexit minister Stephen Barclay spoke to the European Union’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on Tuesday and told him he wants a deal but will leave the bloc on Oct. 31 with or without one.

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Stephen Barclay is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain July 25, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls (Reuters) – The UK’s Brexit minister Stephen Barclay spoke to the European Union’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on Tuesday and told him he wants a deal but will leave the bloc on Oct. 31 with or without one. “Spoke to Michel Barnier today and made our position clear: We want a deal but are leaving the EU on October 31 with or without one,” he said in a tweet bit.ly/2YfywgZ Reporting by Bhargav Acharya in Bengaluru; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall

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