February 11, 2018 / 10:11 AM / 9 months ago

'Common sense will prevail' on Brexit transition deal - Penny Mordaunt

Britain's Secretary of State for International Development Penny Mordaunt leaves 10 Downing Street in London, January 16, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

LONDON (Reuters) - British aid minister Penny Mordaunt said on Sunday she believed the government would be able to strike a transitional Brexit deal with the European Union.

“It’s in our interests and it’s in the EU’s interests. I think common sense will prevail,” Mordaunt said when asked if she thought a deal would be reached.

Britain is hoping to seal a transition deal next month to smooth its exit from the EU. However, Brussels said last week a deal was not a certainty and that London needed to clarify what it wanted from the EU.

Reporting by William James; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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