September 20, 2018 / 12:50 PM / a month ago

UK foreign minister Hunt says confident parliament will pass any Brexit deal

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday the government was confident parliament would back a Brexit deal agreed by Prime Minister Theresa May and the European Union.

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jeremy Hunt arrives at Downing Street in London, Britain, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Many lawmakers in May’s ruling Conservative Party have voiced strong objections to her Brexit proposals, raising suggestions that even if she strikes a deal with EU leaders, the agreement will be rejected by parliament.

“We are confident if we can get the support of the European Union, ultimately it would get through parliament,” Hunt told the BBC in Myanmar, adding there would be no second plebiscite on Brexit.

“People will be very angry indeed if we had a second referendum and it’s certainly not the government’s policy,” he said.

Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by Stephen Addison

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