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UK govt continues no-deal Brexit planning – PM May’s spokesperson

The British government will continue to plan for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesperson said on Monday. The EU last week delayed Brexit until the end of October, averting for now the risk of an abrupt British departure. May’s spokesperson also said that the prime minister was not thinking about calling an early national election as a way to break the Brexit impasse in Parliament, Reuters reported. Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told BBC radio on Monday that talks between the British government and the opposition Labour Party to find consensus over a Brexit plan are more constructive than people think.