Coronavirus could force Brexit transition period to be extended

Pedro Gonçalves
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The coronavirus virus pandemic is likely to increase the chances of the UK asking to delay Brexit past the end of the year, according to analysts. There are concerns that the peak of the disease in the UK could coincide with critical negotiation deadlines. June is the final month for Britain to ask for an extension beyond this year. Pieter Cleppe, formerly of the Open Europe think tank, told "It is too early to tell, but it does increase the chance the UK will request an extension after all, given the already strained resources of the government." Trade expert David ...

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