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The British Government Does Not Request An Extension of Brexit Transition Period

The British are not going to ask the European Union for an extension of the transition period to practical Brexit, the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union.


Brexit minister Michael Gove has announced this to the EU and on Twitter. The leaders of Scotland and Wales had insisted on an extension.

Trying to reach a trade deal quickly in these circumstances would be “extremely reckless,” they wrote in a letter to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Since 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom no longer belongs to the European Union.

But until the end of this year, there is a transitional period in which the British still have to comply with European market rules.

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