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In a joint press conference with Attorney General Cox, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt argued that the real risk of lawmakers voting against Prime Minister May’s Brexit deal was ending up in a ‘Brexit paralysis.’

Key quotes (via Reuters)

  • Hunt:  Here are very exhaustive discussions to try to find a breakthrough.
  • Hunt: Hoping for a breakthrough this weekend in time for next week’s parliamentary vote.
  • Hunt:  I would not have expected a breakthrough in talks by now.
  • Cox:  We will give as much notice as we possibly can before voting on Brexit deal.
  • Cox:  We are discussing detailed, coherent, careful proposals and text with the EU on the backstop.
  • Cox: We remain  committed to getting what parliament says it needs for the backstop in Brexit talks.