Chance of agreeing EU trade deal 'less than 50%'- UK's Gove - Metro US

Chance of agreeing EU trade deal ‘less than 50%’- UK’s Gove

Britain's Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove is seen in London

LONDON (Reuters) – British minister Michael Gove put the chance of Britain and the European Union securing a trade deal at less than 50% on Thursday, saying some of the remaining differences went to “the very heart” of the government’s mandate.

Gove, who is the British minister in charge of implementing an earlier divorce deal, told a parliamentary committee: “I think that regrettably the chances are more likely that we won’t secure an agreement.” Asked about the probability of a deal, he said “less than 50%”.

(Reporting by William James and Elizabeth Piper, Editing by Paul Sandle)

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