Brexit: Hammond warns next PM not to ‘sideline’ Parliament

Chancellor Philip Hammond tells Nick Robinson’s Political Thinking podcast that he and other MPs will stop a no-deal Brexit.

A no-deal departure on 31 October remains the default legal position unless Parliament passes a withdrawal agreement or the UK and EU agree to extend the process further.

But quoting Speaker John Bercow, Mr Hammond – who is expected to leave the Treasury later this month – says the Commons will “find a way” to prevent the UK leaving the EU without a legal agreement.

He also says it would be “shocking” if the next prime minister tried to by-pass Parliament.

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