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UK junior Brexit minister quits over further delay to departure


LONDON: Junior Brexit minister Chris Heaton-Harris turned into the second govt member to renounce on Wednesday after Prime Minister Theresa May mentioned she would ask to extend Brexit once more.

Heaton-Harris mentioned in a letter to May that he would have wanted Britain to leave the European Union at the scheduled departure date of March 29, including: "I simply cannot support any further extension."


Heaton-Harris, who used to be accountable for no-deal Brexit preparations, mentioned Britain "would have swiftly overcome any immediate issues of leaving without a deal and gone on to thrive".


He mentioned May's announcement showed she did not need to go away the EU without a negotiated deal.


"That obviously makes my job in government irrelevant," he mentioned.


May held talks with Labour major opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn in a bid to forge a Brexit compromise, which has enraged the staunchly pro-Brexit wing of her Conservative Party.


Junior Wales minister Nigel Adams previous resigned in protest at what he mentioned used to be May's "grave error" in judgement.


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