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Minister Michael Gove has insisted the UK will still leave the EU by 31 October, despite a government letter sent to Brussels asking for a delay. Boris Johnson sent the letter - unsigned - after a major setback in the Commons to his Brexit strategy.But the request was accompanied by a second letter, signed by the PM, saying he believed a delay would be a mistake.Mr Gove told Sky News the government still had "the means and ability" to leave on 31 October.The minister, who as chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster is in charge of no-deal planning, said "the prime minister's determination is absolute" and the government's "determined policy" was to meet that deadline.
"We know that the EU want us to leave, we know that we have a deal that allows us to leave," he told the Sophy Ridge programme.
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