Hammond warns Johnson against ‘betraying’ referendum with no-deal Brexit

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Boris Johnson would commit a betrayal of the referendum if he enacted a no-deal Brexit by listening to the “unelected” saboteurs “who pull the strings” of his Government, former chancellor Philip Hammond has argued.

Mr Hammond, who resigned in anticipation of Mr Johnson becoming Prime Minister, urged the Tory leader to take the UK out of the European with a deal in place.

But he said early signs for that “are not encouraging”, warning that demands to abolish the backstop has become a “wrecking” stance over a deal.

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Hammond warns Johnson against ‘betraying’ referendum with no-deal Brexit – Evening Express

Boris Johnson would commit a betrayal of the referendum if he enacted a no-deal Brexit by listening to the “unelected” saboteurs “who pull the strings” of his Government, former chancellor Philip Hammond has argued. Mr Hammond, who resigned in anticipation of Mr Johnson becoming Prime Minister, urged the Tory leader to take the UK out of the European Union with a deal in place.

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