U.K. election latest: EU urges swift Brexit talks to meet deadline

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn waves as he leaves his home in north London on Friday June 9, 2017. (Yui Mok / PA)

By The Associated Press, June 8, 2017 

LONDON – The latest on Britain’s parliamentary election (all times local):

3:25 p.m.

The European Union’s budget commissioner, Guenther Oettinger, wants Brexit talks with Britain to begin as soon as possible given that discussions over the country’s exit from the bloc should be wrapped up by the fall of next year.

A day after Prime Minister Theresa May lost her majority in the general election, Oettinger came close to excluding an extension of the two year Brexit deadline, since it would bleed into the European Parliament elections of the spring of 2019. An extension would mean Britain would have to field candidates for an organization it wants to quit.

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