Brexit `Won't Be Postponed or Delayed,' UK's Hammond Says

Remigio Civitarese
Agosto 1, 2017

"There is the clear potential for Brexit to become the occasion of the greatest economic, diplomatic and constitutional muddle in the modern history of the United Kingdom, with unknowable consequences for the country, the Government and the Brexit project itself", he wrote. It's time for Theresa May to show some strength and sack the saboteur.

However, British voters dealt her a devastating blow, wiping out her parliamentary majority and throwing the country into political turmoil.

The general election was held on June 8, almost a year after 52 percent of Britons voted to leave the European Union.

'But that trading relationship will not be based on membership of the European Union, it will be based on treaty - just like a future trading relationship with Brazil will be based on treaty'. He stepped down as foreign secretary in 2014, and left the House of Commons in 2015.

He wrote: "The electorate voted to leave the European Union, and therefore we leave".

UK Finance Minister Philip Hammond arrives at Downing Street in London on July 12, 2016.

"What is more, the number of people who voted to do so was higher than the number of votes cast for any government in our history".

"To me and many of my former colleagues in government who preferred to remain, the argument was over", he added.

He also said Britain wanted workers from the European Union to continue to work in Britain and have a family life there after Brexit and "vice versa" for British citizens to be allowed to continue living in the EU.

He now says that Brexit has the potential to become the "greatest economic, diplomatic and constitutional muddle in the modern history of the United Kingdom, with unknowable consequences for the country, the government and the Brexit project itself".

Philip Hammond denied trying to delay Brexit today as Tory MPs demanded an end to damaging Cabinet squabbling. "This is seen by longstanding advocates of leaving as a "soft" position or a climbdown", he wrote in the Daily Telegraph.

Yesterday the Prime Minister's spokesman insisted that free movement of European Union citizens would end in 2019, but conceded that numbers would not instantly fall. "But in reality it is a plan to rescue Brexit from an approaching disaster", Hague said.

Steve Baker, the Brexit minister, told the BBC's World at One last month that it was "like putting blood in the water to even talk about the EEA".

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