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British lawmakers, who look set to reject Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal next week, are risking paralysis and Britain potentially not leaving the EU, Britain's foreign minister warned on Friday.
Britain, the world's fifth largest economy, is due to leave the globe's biggest trading bloc in under 80 days but parliament looks likely to reject May's negotiated agreement next week, increasing the possibility of a disorderly Brexit.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned on Thursday (January 10) that the world did not want to see a disorderly Brexit and that he fully supported May's withdrawal deal.
Many Brexiteer lawmakers want a cleaner break from the European Union and its institutions but Hunt said parliament, where Britain's ruling Conservatives do not have a majority, would probably not allow the country to crash out of the bloc. Parliament is due to vote on May's deal on Tuesday (January 15).