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‘Hard red line’: UK PM candidate Leadsom would seek Brexit on October 31

‘Hard red line’: UK PM candidate Leadsom would seek Brexit on October 31

Andrea Leadsom, one of the candidates vying to replace British PM Theresa May, said on Tuesday she would seek a managed Brexit but that leaving the EU on October 31 was a red line.

“Leaving the EU on the 31st of October is, for me, a hard red line,” Leadsom said as she launched her campaign. “The next prime minister must have a clear plan to a managed exit by the end of October.”

Leadsom said that her “managed exit” would bring minimal disruption, Reuters reported.

“I do not think that parliament actually has the ability to prevent us leaving at the end of October which is the legal default position,” Leadsom said.