Chancellor Philip Hammond could try to bring down next government to block no-deal

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Chancellor Philip Hammond has suggested he could try to bring down the government to block a no-deal Brexit.

In an exclusive interview with Sky News, he left open the option of backing a no-confidence vote against the next prime minister to stop them pursuing something “not in Britain’s interests”.Sponsored link

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Mr Hammond admitted it is not a move he would make “lightly or enthusiastically”, but warned that “national interest trumps the party interest”.

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Tory MPs vying to replace Theresa May have been jockeying over whether they would ensure the UK leaves the EU on 31 October regardless of whether or not parliament passes a withdrawal agreement.

Three former cabinet ministers have committed to doing so – Esther McVey, Dominic Raab and Boris Johnson.

Mr Hammond said he was meeting all the candidates this week to decide who to back.

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