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The UK could now ask for an even longer Brexit transition period, Business Secretary Greg Clark told BBC radio that it could stretch until 2022, two years after it was supposed to stop.

The UK is set to formally leave the bloc on March 29, 2019. Although a planned transition period means that London will remain a member until 2020.

Clark, upon being questioned by the BBC about an extension, revealed that “it would be at our request.”

"It would be our discretion, it would be purely for us if we wanted to and there are reasons we may not want to take that up, it would be available to us,” not ruling out that the period could last until 2022.

Clark’s statements reflect those of chief EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, who told the Sun that “We don’t want the transition to go on and on forever. If we can’t work out a deal by then we have to accept the need to fall back on the backstop.”

New Year’s Eve 2022 was agreed by most EU ambassadors as the final date for the transition, during a meeting with Barnier, Sunday.

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UK could ask for Brexit transition beyond 2020 - business minister

UK could ask for Brexit transition beyond 2020 - business minister

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