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Very difficult for PM May's successor to pursue a no deal exit - Hammond

Published 26/05/2019, 11:30
Updated 26/05/2019, 11:35
© Reuters. Philip Hammond MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer appears on BBC TV's The Andrew Marr Show in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Chancellor Philip Hammond said on Sunday it would be very difficult for Prime Minister Theresa May's successor to bypass the will of parliament and seek to take Britain out of the European Union without a deal.

Several of the candidates vying to take over from May have said Britain must leave on Oct. 31, without or without a deal. Parliament has repeatedly voted against a no-deal Brexit and Hammond said he did not believe Britain was likely to be heading towards leaving without an agreement.

Hammond said parliament would be "vehemently opposed" to a strategy of leaving without a deal.

© Reuters. Philip Hammond MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer appears on BBC TV's The Andrew Marr Show in London

"It would be very difficult for a prime minister who adopted no deal as a policy ... to retain the confidence of the House of Commons," Hammond told BBC TV, adding that he could not personally support a no-deal strategy.

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Then hammond should go with all his best of 2 remoaner friends. Otherwise his party are completely ruined!
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