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Brexit in peril if PM May’s deal is rejected: foreign minister Hunt


LONDON (Reuters) – British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday that there was momentum behind a move to stop Brexit, warning that unless lawmakers backed the government’s exit deal on Tuesday then Brexit could be reversed.

“We have an opportunity now to leave on March 29 or shortly thereafter and it’s important we grasp that opportunity because there is wind in the sails of people trying to stop Brexit,” Hunt told the BBC.

“If you want to stop Brexit you only need to do three things: kill this deal, get an extension, and then have a second referendum. Within three weeks those people could have two of those three things … and quite possibly the third one could be on the way.”

(Reporting by William James; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)

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