An agreement with the EU can be reached within the month of October, but the UK is preparing for the possibility of no deal, the new Brexit secretary Dominic Raab said.
He said he would return to Brussels for talks Thursday, and the strain every sinew” to get the “best offer”.
But a responsible government puts plans in case the talks do not end well, he told the BBC.
The work of Rebecca Long-Bailey has told a no deal scenario would be “catastrophic” for the business.
“No agreement should not be an option,” he told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show.
Mr Raab said the program of preparations such as hiring additional staff on board were made because “any responsible government would have to make sure that we had the planning and preparations in place”, in the case of negotiations, does not end with “a positive outcome”.
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He said that he would return to Brussels this week for negotiations and if the “energy, ambition, and pragmatism”, the UNITED kingdom has led to the negotiation has been reciprocated, a deal would be done in the month of October.
He also tried to reassure the citizens of the EU living in the UK, there should be no agreement, the prospect of people being removed from the country, or the government does not move quickly to secure their position is “far-fetched and fanciful”.
He said it would be “frankly irrational” for the EU to go for the “worst case scenario” of no agreement.
But he insisted that the government would have “the planning act”, so that the kingdom may prosper, whatever the outcome.
The UNITED kingdom is due to leave the European Union, on the 29th of March 2019, but the two sides are still on the trade agreement will work between the UK and the EU after.”The best plan”
Theresa May, who hopes that the government’s plan, detailed in the Brexit White Paper, will allow both parties to reach an agreement on the relationships within the the fall.
Previously, Mr Raab suggested he was still to convince the other ministers of his cabinet, that the government is “pragmatic” strategy to leave the EU was the “best plan.”
Mr Raab, who took the place of leader in the UNITED kingdom, the negotiations to leave the EU, on the 9th of July, says the task of selling the government Brexit plan of the voters, his party and ministers is in progress.
Theresa May, the proposal for a future trade relationship with the EU, which has unleashed two cabinet resignations, including Mr. Raab predecessor, David Davis.
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The White paper proposes close links, in some sectors, such as trade in goods, but will end the free movement and the jurisdiction of the European Court, and enable the UNITED kingdom to strike trade agreements with other nations.
The criticism of Westminster to say that it is an unworkable compromise, which would have left the UNITED kingdom to be ruled by the EU in many areas, but with no say in its rules.
Mr Raab, who in the campaign for Brexit, describes the government’s proposals as “pragmatic,” arguing that they are “faithful to the key promises of the referendum”, but is able to bring together 52% of those who voted for Brexit, with the 48% who did not.
He also suggested that the UK could refuse to pay the so-called divorce bill, a payment by the UK to the EU, estimated to be approximately £39bn, if not get a trade agreement.
In the meantime, Mr. Davis, whose resignation from the Lady May the top team was followed by that of the former Foreign minister, Boris Johnson, has told the Sunday Express, the government must “start over” to plans for their removal.