Britain snubs EU deadline over bill breaking Brexit deal

An EU and a Union Flag in front of Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) in central London on September 9, 2017.
An EU and a Union Flag in front of Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) in central London on September 9, 2017. AFP - NIKLAS HALLE'N

Britain has failed to meet an EU ultimatum to respond to a formal complaint about its plan to breach the Brexit agreement through domestic legislation, the European Commission said Tuesday.

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“To date, the EU has received no reply from the UK,” spokesman Daniel Ferrie told journalists, three days after a deadline for London to reply to Brussels had passed.

“We are therefore considering the next steps, including issuing a reasoned opinion,” the next stage in the EU’s legal action launched against Britain a month ago, Ferrie said.

(AFP)

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