UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Former British finance minister Philip Hammond, who left the government before Boris Johnson took over as prime minister, held secret talks with the opposition Labor Party on how to stop Britain’s exit from the European Union without a deal, the Observer reported.
Hammond, who has long opposed the EU pullout without a transitional deal to ease the economic shock, met with Stemmer, the EU’s chief exit officer, shortly after resigning from the government.
Hammond and Starmer agreed to work with other senior lawmakers, including former Conservative Secretary Oliver Litwin, to explore how best to use parliamentary votes to blow up the outcome of the break-out without agreement.
“The political direction under Boris Johnson is clear … and it is therefore more important than ever to build a strong coalition of parties to stop Britain from leaving the EU without an agreement,” Starmer told the newspaper.
Johnson said he wanted a new deal with the European Union but was ready to pull Britain out of the bloc without a deal on October 31, if necessary.
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