A key committee of British MPS say Brexit should be postponed because there may not be enough time to strike a deal with the European Union before Britain leaves the bloc a year from now.

The Exiting the EU Committee says if major aspects of the future relationship remain unsettled by October, Britain should seek a “limited extension” of its EU membership.

Britain and the EU want to seal a deal on their future relations by the northern autumn, so national parliaments can approve it before Britain’s official exit day: March 29, 2019.

In a report published on Sunday, the MPs say a proposed transition period of about two years should also be capable of being extended.

Seven pro-Brexit MPs on the 21-member, all-party committee refused to back the report.


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