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Britons can Change Terms of Brexit to Diverge from EU: Pro-Brexit Minister Gove

Britons can Change Terms of Brexit to  Diverge from EU: Pro-Brexit Minister Gove

LONDON - British voters will be able to change the terms of the country's relationship with the European Union after leaving the bloc if they don't like the final Brexit deal, senior cabinet minister and pro-Brexit lawmaker Michael Gove said on Saturday.
Britain and the EU achieved "sufficient progress" in Brexit negotiations on Friday to allow them to move on to discussing future trade ties, in a move welcomed by Gove and other Brexit supporters in Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party.
However, while Gove, who is Britain's environment minister, reiterated his support for May, he gave succour to critics of the deal by saying that if Britons were dissatisfied with the terms of Brexit, future governments could change it.
"The British people will be in control. By the time of the next election, EU law and any new treaty with the EU will cease to have primacy or direct effect in UK law," Gove wrote in a column in the Daily Telegraph.
"If the British people dislike the arrangement that we have negotiated with the EU, the agreement will allow a future government to diverge."
Britain is due to exit the EU in March 2019. The next election is not scheduled until 2022, though there has been speculation in British media that it could come earlier, given May's lack of a parliamentary majority and deep divisions within her party about Brexit.  (Reuters)