Italy PM says hopes UK election leads to orderly Brexit in Jan

FILE PHOTO: Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrives for the NATO summit in Watford, Britain, December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

ROME (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday he hoped that Britain’s general election will lead to it making an orderly exit from the European Union next month.

Britain goes to the polls on Thursday, and among the major parties only Boris Johnson’s Conservatives are running on a pledge to implement Brexit next month on the basis of a deal already struck between Johnson and the EU.

Addressing the Senate, Conte made reference to an EU summit on Friday “the day after Britain’s general election which we hope will contribute to an orderly Brexit on Jan. 31, 2020.”

Britain’s Labour Party has promised a secon


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