Philip Hammond: MPs can stop Boris Johnson delivering no-deal Brexit

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Former chancellor suggests No 10 advisers have no intention of negotiating a new EU deal

Philip Hammond has said MPs can prevent Boris Johnson taking the UK out of the EU without a deal on 31 October, calling no deal a “betrayal of the referendum” and suggesting advisers in Downing Street have no intention of negotiating a new deal.

Hammond expressed scepticism about the prospect of a national unity government taking over after a no-confidence vote but said if parliament could not agree on a way to honour the referendum result, a referendum or general election was inevitable.

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