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”.
In his first speech to Parliament since becoming British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson promised that he would lead the United Kingdom out of the European Union by the October 31st deadline even if there was no Brexit deal reached.
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.
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.