Brexit: Hammond says PM’s demands ‘wreck’ chance of new deal – BBC News

Former Chancellor Philip Hammond has accused the PM 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 said a no-deal Brexit would be “a betrayal” of the 2016 referendum result.

He told the BBC he was “confident” that Parliament “has the means” to express its opposition to a no-deal exit.

A No 10 source said the UK would leave on 31 October despite Mr Hammond’s “best efforts to the contrary”.

Source: Brexit: Hammond says PM’s demands ‘wreck’ chance of new deal – BBC News

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Theresa May resigns, Boris Johnson becomes U.K. prime minister, in elaborate transition of power – The Washington Post

Johnson is the queen’s 14th prime minister.

The British government is in transition on Wednesday, with Prime Minister Theresa May stepping down and Boris Johnson taking her place. Here’s how the day is unfolding:

●Johnson has formally become prime minister following an audience with the queen and has delivered his first speech at Downing Street.

●He will now begin to form his cabinet.

Source: Theresa May resigns, Boris Johnson becomes U.K. prime minister, in elaborate transition of power – The Washington Post

UK’s next prime minister revealed – BBC News – YouTube

Boris Johnson has been elected new Conservative leader in a ballot of party members and will become the next UK prime minister. He beat Jeremy Hunt in a poll of Tory members, winning 92,153 votes to Mr Hunt’s 46,656. The former London Mayor takes over from Theresa May on Wednesday.