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Boris Johnson last night accused former chancellor Philip Hammond of 'collaborating' with Brussels after he revealed plans to block Brexit happening at the end of October.
The Prime Minister warned that Mr Hammond's plot would torpedo chances of forcing concessions from the EU – so it actually increased the risk of leaving without a deal.
Mr - Hammond - Rebel - MPs - Bid
Mr Hammond will lead rebel MPs in a bid to destroy Mr Johnson's pledge to take Britain out of the EU on October 31 by changing the law to force another delay. Yesterday he launched an extraordinary attack on the new PM three weeks after he entered Number 10, warning that No Deal would be a betrayal of voters.
As the row exploded into all-out war, Mr Johnson's Cabinet allies lined up to accuse Mr Hammond of sabotaging Brexit talks during his time as chancellor. A senior Government source said last night: 'The view is that Hammond undermined the last PM and is now trying to do the same to this one.'
Part - Q - A - Facebook - Yesterday
As he took part in a Q&A on Facebook yesterday, Mr Johnson did not pull his punches as he warned the EU will not give any ground if they believe the Commons can block Brexit.
In remarks clearly aimed at Mr Hammond, the Premier said: 'There's a terrible kind of collaboration, as it were, going on between people who think they can block Brexit in Parliament and our European friends. And our European friends are not moving in their willingness to compromise – they're not compromising at all on the Withdrawal Agreement even though it's been thrown out three times. They're sticking to every letter, every comma of the Withdrawal Agreement – including the backstop – because they still think Brexit can be blocked in Parliament.
'The awful thing is the longer that goes on, the more likely it...
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