A UK government minister has said that London will under no circumstances postpone its planned departure from the European Union.
Rory Stewart, who currently serves as justice minister under Prime Minister Theresa May, said Tuesday that the government would not heed calls from hundreds of parliament lawmakers who believe there should be an extension to Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty so that Britain could remain part of the EU while deciding what course it should take on Brexit.
Stewart said the government was determined to bring Britain out of the EU on March 29, either based on May’s Brexit deal or in a disorderly manner.
“I think we need to get this through as Theresa May is clear. As a Government Minister, our position is that we won’t extend Article 50,” said Stewart while speaking at a BBC panel.
The remarks come amid a deepening row in the parliament over a Brexit deal signed between May’s government and the EU in…