Britain’s finance minister Philip Hammond has warned candidates hoping to replace Prime Minister Theresa May that a no-deal Brexit would undermine the country’s economy and threaten the unity of the United Kingdom.
Hammond insisted that it is of utmost importance that the spectre of a no-deal exit is taken off the table.
He added that “I’m not sure that people necessarily have understood what a risk we would be taking, not only with our economy but also with the future of our precious United Kingdom if we left with no deal.”
Boris Johnson, the bookmakers’ favourite to get May’s job, has said the United Kingdom should leave the EU on Oct. 31 with or without a deal.
Eleven Conservative lawmakers have declared they are running for May’s job.