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Brexit path unclear if May loses key vote – Brexit minister

Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the EU Stephen Barclay leaves Downing Street in London, Britain, December three, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Brexit minister mentioned it was unclear what would occur if the deal Prime Minister Theresa May has agreed with different European Union leaders is rejected in a key vote in parliament on Dec. 11.

“The honest answer is it’s unclear,” Stephen Barclay advised a committee in parliament on Monday. “What I can be clear on is that the consequence of the vote not going through next week would be uncertainty for business, uncertainty for jobs.”

Barclay additionally mentioned the government could be working onerous to get help for the vote.

“Well I think it’s going to be challenging, I think everyone recognises that, and I think a great deal has already been said, but there is clearly time between now and the vote.”

Reporting by Michael Holden and Amy O’Brien; Writing by William Schomberg; enhancing by Kate Holton

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