London, The United Kingdom (UK) transition out

of the European Union (EU) could be extended by “a matter of months”

to ensure there is no visible border in Northern Ireland, British Prime

Minister Theresa May has said.

The prime minister said this was a new idea that had emerged

in negotiations and was not expected to be used.

The UK leaves the EU in March, and the current plan is for a

transition period to finish at the end of 2020.

Some Tory MPs and Brexit campaigners are angry at the idea

of the UK being tied to EU rules for longer.

There would have to be financial implications if the UK did

extend the transition period.

It comes after a summit of EU leaders in Brussels failed to

make decisive progress in reaching an agreement, the BBC reported.

Source: Oman News Agency