UK to formulate Irish border proposals ‘in a few days’ – Hunt


FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is seen with a copy of “Jay Jay the Journalist” written by Wa Lone, one of two Reuters reporters currently imprisoned in Myanmar, whilst working in his office in London, Britain, December 20, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will take a few days to formulate some proposals to put to the European Union in an attempt to resolve the issue of Irish border arrangements after Brexit, foreign minister Jeremy Hunt told BBC radio on Thursday.

“We will put those proposals together. It is going to take a few days to do that,” he said.

“I happen to believe there is potential along all the different routes that have been discussed. But we need to put those together, make sure they meet the concerns the EU has expressed and then I think… we will have a proper discussion,” he said.

Hunt said it was too early to say if an extension to the Brexit process would be required. Britain is due to leave on March 29.

Reporting by James Davey; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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