LONDON, Dec. 5 (Reuters / EP) –
The British finance minister, Sajid Javid, said Thursday that he sees “extremely remote” a scenario in which the process of leaving the European Union (Brexit) is completed without closing a trade agreement with the European Union.
The British Conservative Party has promised that it will approve the agreement for Brexit in the British Parliament in time to leave the European Union at the end of January if it obtains a majority in the general elections called for December 12.
Once the Brexit agreement is approved, the United Kingdom will deal with the negotiation of a trade agreement with the European Union that can be applied when the Brexit transition period ends.
“I trust we will get an agreement. I think that leaving without an agreement is something extremely remote,” Javid said, in statements to the BBC radio station.