Ex-Chancellor accuses UK PM of Brexit ‘wrecking’

Media captionThe ex-chancellor says stealing a Irish limit ‘backstop’ is a “wrecking tactic”

Former Chancellor Philip Hammond has indicted a PM of perplexing to mutilate a possibility of a new Brexit deal, by creation final a EU could never accept.

In a Times article, Mr Hammond pronounced a no-deal Brexit would be “a betrayal” of a 2016 referendum result.

He told a BBC he was “confident” that Parliament “has a means” to demonstrate a antithesis to a no-deal exit.

A No 10 source pronounced a UK would leave on 31 Oct notwithstanding Mr Hammond’s “best efforts to a contrary”.

The source combined that Mr Hammond, as chancellor, “did all he could” to retard preparations for withdrawal and had “undermined negotiations”.

The former chancellor deserted this idea in a tweet, observant he wanted to broach Brexit “and voted to do so 3 times”.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pronounced he wants to leave a EU with a deal, though a UK contingency leave “do or die” by a latest Brexit deadline of 31 October.

He wants a EU to embankment a Irish limit uphold devise from a understanding negotiated by former PM Theresa May, that was deserted 3 times by Parliament.

Media captionLast week Boris Johnson pronounced a EU should uncover ‘common sense’ on Brexit

But a EU has continued to insist that deal, including a uphold arrangements, is a usually agreement possible.

Many of those who voted opposite a understanding had concerns over a backstop, that if implemented, would see Northern Ireland staying aligned to some manners of a EU singular market.

It would also see a UK stay in a singular etiquette domain with a EU, and align with stream and destiny EU manners on foe and state aid.

These arrangements would request unless and until both a EU and UK concluded they were no longer necessary.

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Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Mr Hammond pronounced a no-deal exit would be “just as most a profanation of a referendum outcome as not withdrawal during all”.

He pronounced that Mr Johnson’s direct for a uphold to be wholly private from a understanding meant a no-deal was unavoidable on a stream 31 Oct deadline.

‘Wrecking tactic’

He pronounced that similar to changes now would “fragment” a EU, adding: “they are not going to take that risk”.

“Pivoting to contend a uphold has to go in a entirety – a outrageous cube of a withdrawal agreement only scrapped – is effectively a wrecking tactic,” he said.

He also told Today that he was “very confident” MPs would be means to pass legislation to demonstrate their antithesis to a no-deal exit.

However he pronounced he did not foster a tactic of replacing a PM with a inhabitant togetherness supervision designed to forestall no deal, saying: “I don’t consider that’s a answer”.

‘Travesty of a truth’

In his Times article, Mr Hammond pronounced “the unelected people who lift a strings of this supervision know that this is a direct a EU cannot, and will not, permit to.”

BBC domestic match Tom Barton pronounced that acknowledgement was an apparent aim during a primary minister’s closest adviser, Dominic Cummings – a former Vote Leave debate director.

It was a “travesty of a truth”, Mr Hammond wrote, to fake that Leave electorate corroborated a no-deal Brexit in a 2016 referendum.

But Leave-supporting former Tory personality Iain Duncan Smith, also vocalization on a Today programme, pronounced he was “astounded” by Mr Hammond’s remarks.

“Talk about hubris. This male did zero to prepared us for withdrawal with no deal,” he said.

“The fact we are now doing that means we have a most improved possibility to get some kind of agreement from them since they now know we’re going to leave with no understanding and he’s undermining that.”

Parliamentary battles forward

Mr Hammond’s comments come as Downing Street pronounced it approaching a organisation of MPs to try to retard a no-deal Brexit by attempting to pass legislation when Parliament earnings subsequent month.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Commons Speaker John Bercow told an assembly during a Edinburgh Fringe festival that he “strongly” believes a House of Commons “must have a way”.

He pronounced he would “fight with each exhale in my body” any try by a primary apportion to postpone Parliament to force by a no-deal opposite MPs’ wishes.

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Amber Rudd says a supervision shouldn’t work opposite MPs by suspending Parliament

On Tuesday, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd urged Mr Johnson not to force by a suspension.

She told a BBC: “I sojourn a good suitor of Parliament and of parliamentary supervision and we will continue to disagree for a executive of a supervision that I’m partial of to work with Parliament, not opposite them.”

Meanwhile, 20 other comparison Tory MPs have created to a primary apportion to contend his direct to throw a Irish uphold “set a bar so high that there is no picturesque luck of a understanding being done”.

The MPs pronounced they were “alarmed by a ‘Red Lines’ we have drawn which, on a face of it seem to discharge a possibility of reaching agreement with a EU”.

The organisation also final that Mr Johnson declares he is resolutely committed to withdrawal a EU with a understanding and is prepared to concede to get one – indicating out those were assurances he gave during a care debate “both publicly and privately”.

Seven other former cupboard ministers have sealed a letter, including David Lidington, David Gauke, Rory Stewart and Greg Clark, all of whom quiescent before Mr Johnson took office.

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