October 27, 2017 / 10:13 AM / a year ago

Scotland's Sturgeon seeks assurance of Brexit transition

EDINBURGH, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon has sought confirmation that Britain is urgently seeking a transition agreement with the European Union before the end of the year, according to a letter sent to Prime Minister Theresa May and released by the Scottish government on Friday.

Sturgeon said she was increasingly concerned that Brexit talks would end in no deal and see Britain crash out. “The clarity of your intentions, and thus the confidence of business that there will be a sensible transition period agreed quickly, has been seriously undermined,” she wrote. “This relates in particular to your comments suggesting no transition can be agreed, or formalised, until there is agreement on the future relationship,” she added.

Reporting by Elisabeth O'Leary; Editing by Stephen Addison

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