London (CNN)Over the past few days, the Brexit endgame has become a little clearer. And unfortunately for anyone forced to watch, it looks like it’s going to go right down to the wire.
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On Tuesday night, Prime Minister Theresa May’s chief Brexit negotiator, Olly Robbins, was caught indulging in a bit of late-night loose talk in a Brussels hotel bar. According to Britain’s ITV News, Robbins told colleagues that UK lawmakers will ultimately face a choice between the deal brokered by May, or a long delay to Brexit.
For what it’s worth, the ITV News reporter who overheard the conversation, Angus Walker, says he didn’t hear Robbins in full, nor did he claim Robbins was expressing anything other than his personal opinions. The UK government has made clear that even if the comments were accurately reported, Robbins was not speaking on its behalf, and it remains committed to leaving the EU on March 29.