Liam Fox says "50 -50" chance that the Brexit can be stopped – paper


The Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox arrives in Downing Street, London, Great Britain, on December 18, 2018. REUTERS / Hannah McKay

LONDON (Reuters) – Commerce Minister Liam Fox said there is a "50-50" chance that the Brexit could be stopped if parliament will reject the government's divorce with the European Union next month .

"If we do not have to vote for it, I'm not sure I would give it (Brexit) much more than 50-50," said Fox, a leading supporter of the EU exit, in the Sunday Times newspaper .

Three months after the end of the United Kingdom, on March 29, the May Brexit agreement is in trouble, opening a range of possibilities from a Brexit without a trade agreement to call Brexit.

At the beginning of this month, May withdrew a planned vote on its agreement after admitting that parliament would reject it. The legislators will vote for the agreement in the week beginning on January 14th.

Reporting by Andrew MacAskill, editing by G Crosse

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