June 11, 2019 / 9:31 AM / 6 days ago

PM candidate Leadsom says: parliament cannot stop Brexit

British Conservative Andrea Leadsom speaks during the launch of her campaign for the Conservative Party leadership, in London, Britain June 11, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - Andrea Leadsom, one of the candidates vying to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Tuesday that the British parliament could not stop Brexit taking place on Oct. 31.

“In all circumstances we are leaving the European Union on the 31st of October this year,” she said. “I do not think that parliament actually has the ability to prevent us leaving at the end of October which is the legal default position.”

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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