September 13, 2018 / 5:38 PM / 3 months ago

Brexit deal cannot be a 'fudge'- Raab

LONDON (Reuters) - Any Brexit deal has to set out a clear model for the relationship between London and Brussels after Britain leaves the European Union, Brexit minister Dominic Raab said on Thursday.

“I don’t think we can have fudges,” he told ITV news when asked whether he would be satisfied with a vague declaration of political intentions.

“It’s correct to say that we will have a political declaration and then we will negotiate it into treaty form - but what that really needs to do is to set out a clear model of the relationship we have and a direction ... to both the EU and the UK to go on and deliver it.”

He also said there could be significant risks and short-term disruption in the event of a no deal Brexit as the government published more advice papers on Thursday to help individuals and businesses prepare for such a scenario.

Reporting by Costas Pitas; editing by Stephen Addison

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