November 17, 2017 / 11:33 AM / a year ago

Britain's government to push ahead with plan on specific Brexit date

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May will push ahead with plans to fix into law the time and date of the country’s European Union exit for March 2019, her spokesman said on Friday, despite opposition from some members of her party.

“We think it provides important certainty,” the spokesman said. “We would encourage all MPs to support it,” he added, referring to lawmakers.

Reporting By David Milliken, Writing by Andrew MacAskill, editing by Kate Holton

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