Germany will not oppose Brexit extension: Merkel spokesman

Germany will not stand in the way of a proposal by the European Union to grant Britain an extension to leave the bloc. (File photo: AP)

Germany will not oppose any proposal by the European Union to grant Britain an extension to leave the bloc beyond its Oct. 31 deadline, a spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.

“I can’t anticipate the outcome of consultations,” Steffen Seibert told a regular news conference. “But I can say on behalf of the federal government that Germany will not stand in the way of an extension.”

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