October 17, 2019 / 11:35 AM / a month ago

British government not contemplating Brexit deal defeat: UK's Gove

Britain's Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove holds an Extinction Rebellion leaflet as he walks into the back of Downing Street during a demonstration in London, Britain October 9, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is not contemplating defeat in a planned parliamentary vote on Saturday on his new Brexit deal, cabinet minister Michael Gove said on Thursday.

Asked what Johnson would do if he lost the vote, Gove said “We don’t contemplate defeat.”

“There is a lot in this deal for everyone who wants us to leave in a smooth and orderly fashion,” he told Sky News.

Reporting by Andrew MacAskill and Alistair Smout; editing by Stephen Addison

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