Former British finance minister Philip Hammond, who surrender the federal authorities ultimate week sooner than Boris Johnson took over as prime minister, has held secret talks with the opposition Labour Get collectively about simple strategies to stop a no-deal Brexit, a newspaper said.
Hammond, who has prolonged opposed leaving the European Union and never utilizing a transition deal to soften the monetary shock, met Labour’s excessive Brexit official, Kier Starmer, shortly after he surrender the federal authorities, the Observer said.
The newspaper said Hammond and Starmer agreed to work with completely different senior lawmakers along with former Conservative minister Oliver Letwin to thrash out how best to utilize parliamentary votes to torpedo a no-deal ultimate consequence.
“The political route of journey beneath Boris Johnson is clear,” Starmer knowledgeable the newspaper. “And so it’s further crucial than ever that we assemble a strong cross-party alliance to stop a no-deal Brexit.”
Johnson has said he must strike a model new Brexit maintain the EU nevertheless is able to take Britain out of the bloc with out one on October 31, if compulsory.
He has moreover said he wouldn’t take off the desk the chance of suspending parliament if lawmakers threatened to dam a no-deal Brexit.
(This story has been printed from a wire firm feed with out modifications to the textual content material. Solely the headline has been modified.)
Jul 28, 2019 10:45 IST