March 26, 2019 / 8:16 AM / 8 months ago

UK MPs 'finally' take control of Brexit, German conservative says

FILE PHOTO: Norbert Roettgen walks at the fraction level of the German lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi

BERLIN (Reuters) - German conservative lawmaker Norbert Roettgen on Tuesday welcomed British parliament’s decision to vote on a range of Brexit options on Wednesday.

“Finally MPs are taking control of #Brexit,” Roettgen said on Twitter, referring to the House of Commons’ vote to indicate whether it can agree on a deal with closer ties to Brussels.

Roettgen, who is the head of the foreign affairs committee in Germany’s lower house of parliament, added: “Short extension therefore almost certainly off the table. This is good news!”

Reporting by Thomas Seythal,; Editing by Tassilo Hummel

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