Former UK Chancellor Philip Hammond has accused the prime minister of trying to wreck the chance of a new BREXIT deal, by making demands the EU could never accept.
In a times article, Mr. Hammond warns that a no-deal BREXIT will be a betrayal” of the 2016 referendum result.
Mr. Hammond, in his first comments since stepping down last month, said the early signs that Mr. Johnson could take the UK out of the EU with a deal in place were “not encouraging”.
Mr. Hammond also warned that a no-deal BREXIT would “break up the UK”, saying the reality would be “a diminished and inward-looking little England”.
It was a “travesty of the truth”, he said, to pretend that leave voters backed a no-deal BREXIT in the 2016 referendum.
A no 10 source said the UK will leave on 31 October despite Mr. Hammond’s best efforts to the contrary.