June 17, 2019 / 12:28 PM / a month ago

PM candidate Hunt: Brexit paralysis has damaged UK's reputation

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt arrives at the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, June 13, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s paralysis over implementing the decision to leave the European Union has damaged its standing on the world stage, said foreign minister Jeremy Hunt, one of six men hoping to become the country’s next prime minister.

“The way we have gone about Brexit - Brexit paralysis - has (damaged Britain’s international standing), because it’s not what people expect from Britain. They expect us to make up our minds and do things decisively,” Hunt told reporters at a hustings event in parliament on Monday.

Reporting by William James, editing by Elizabeth Piper

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