In an interview with Politico, Bettel revealed that while he didn’t want a no-deal Brexit, he would accept an extension beyond 31 October, provided there was a decent reason.
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Luxembourg prime minister Xavier Bettel told Politico he has “never seen such a disunited Kingdom that we have at the moment”--referring to the Brexit process--adding, “there’s no United Kingdom anymore”.
In the interview, he told the news organisation that, while he didn’t want a no-deal Brexit, he would accept an extension beyond 31 October, provided there was a decent reason. But he added that he had “no clue” what, in fact, the British wanted.
Bettel added that the “uncertainty for our citizens is for me the biggest nightmare”, particularly when it comes to questions about visas and work, but he doesn’t envision any issues with the upcoming European Commission handover in light of Brexit. Later on Tuesday, president-elect of the Commission Ursula von der Leyden will announce how the portfolios will be distributed among the commissioner nominees that were formally unveiled on Monday.