FILE PHOTO – Newly appointed Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is seen outdoors Downing Avenue in London, Britain July 25, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
LONDON (Reuters) – The subsequent huge Brexit turning level would be the European Union summit on Oct. 17-18 when Britain hopes there can be one thing new on Brexit for parliament to debate, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps mentioned on Friday.
“The subsequent huge factor to occur can be across the subsequent European summit and that’s not till the center of October anyway and that’s the time at which there could also be one thing new to debate,” Shapps instructed BBC tv.
He talked about the European Council assembly twice throughout the interview. Parliament may have loads of time to debate “no matter new has come out, I hope, from this stepped up effort by the EU and our diplomats to discover a negotiated settlement.”
“There was in all probability only a first chink of sunshine” from EU leaders once they met with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Shapps mentioned. “We’re going to be prepared both approach.”
Reporting by Man Faulconbridge; enhancing by Kate Holton