November 6, 2018 / 8:34 PM / a month ago

PM office rejects BBC report on November Brexit timetable

Anti-Brexit protesters hold flags and placards opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain wants a Brexit agreement by the end of November and Prime Minister Theresa May would give a speech on Nov. 19 saying she had delivered on the referendum with a deal which brings the country back together, the BBC reported on Tuesday.

However, a spokesman at May’s Downing Street office dismissed the report which outlines a detailed timetable in which the BBC cited a document entitled “Brexit Communications Grid Summary”.

“The misspelling and childish language in this document should be enough to make clear it doesn’t represent the government’s thinking. You would expect the government to have plans for all situations — to be clear, this isn’t one of them.”

The BBC cited the document as saying Brexit Minister Dominic Raab will also put to parliament by way of a statement the Withdrawal Agreement and Future Framework on Nov. 19.

Parliament would vote on Nov. 27, according to the document.

Reporting by Costas Pitas; Editing by Alison Williams

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