MANCHESTER, Sep. 30 (Reuters / EP) –
The British Finance Minister, Sajid Javid, stressed Monday that “the appropriate thing” is for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union on October 31, with or without prior agreement with the community authorities.
“Hopefully we will leave with an agreement,” Javid said, in statements to the ITV television network. “If we cannot get an agreement, I think it is important to go out in any case and leave without an agreement. It is not perfect but it is appropriate that we leave on October 31,” he said.
Javid has repeatedly refused to explain how the Government can comply with Brexit if there is no agreement considering that there is a law that requires British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to request a postponement.
“The legislation that Parliament has approved of course makes things more difficult but we are clear in the sense that our policy remains completely unchanged and we will leave on October 31,” said the head of British Finance.