London, Sep 30: The United Kingdom (UK) government will leave the European Union (EU) as scheduled on October 31, hopefully after reaching Brexit arrangement with the bloc, British’s finance minister Sajid Javid has said on Monday.
“Hopefully we leave with a deal,” Javid told ITV. “If we cannot strike a deal, I think it is important to leave in any case and leave with no deal. It is not perfect but it is appropriate that we leave on the 31st.”
He reiterated refusal to portray how the authority led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson could deliver Brexit in case of no-deal legislation demanding the prime minister postpone Brexit, according to Reuters news reports.
“The legislation that parliament has passed of course has made things more difficult, but we are clear our own policy is completely unchanged, we will be leaving on 31st,” Javid said.
The finance minister said the UK government needs to obey the law and regulations but is taking a controlled look at one of the possibilities which force Johnson to ask for a delay in Brexit in case the arrangement is not reached with the EU by October 19.
He said, “Of course, every government should observe all laws at all times. We’re taking a careful look at that law,” adding, the government is also very clear that its policy hasn’t changed – “we will leave on Oct. 31st,” he said, refusing to set out the government’s plans in case of leaving the bloc without any deal.