UK minister Gove says trade talks could go on beyond Christmas

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Senior British minister Michael Gove said on Thursday that Britain hoped to reach a trade deal with the European Union but that talks might go on until after Christmas.

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“We will want to ensure the parliament has a say, and a chance to scrutinizes any agreement that’s reached,” Gove told a parliamentary committee.

“So realistically it’s in the days immediately after Christmas,” he said of the deadline for agreement.

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