As U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed he'd rather die thandelay Brexit, the nation's merger watchdogs were quietly gatheringinformation on a few key transactions they thought they'd have tovet if Britain crashed out of the European Union (EU) onHalloween.

But on Tuesday, with Brexit on hold and plans for a Decembergeneral election taking shape in London, the CEO of the nation'sCompetition and Markets Authority (CMA) hinted at a modicum offrustration over another false alarm as he spoke at a Brusselsantitrust conference.

"The situation essentially changes day by day," said AndreaCoscelli, who runs the CMA, when asked about the Brexit situation."You know as much as I do."

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