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Suspending Parliament for no-deal Brexit will provoke crisis - Hammond

13 July 2019

Outgoing British Prime Minster Theresa May has leveled a thinly disguised swipe at Conservative Party front-runner Boris Johnson as she underscored the necessity of character in taking on the country's top post.

She said she had achieved an "enormous amount" in three years in the job. But also a degree of disappointment because there was more that I wanted to do.

The cabinet minister said she was backing Jeremy Hunt in the leadership race, who has previously said a no-deal Brexit would be a "last resort".

Theresa May and husband Philip who will move out of 10 Downing Street in London in 12 days to make way for a new United Kingdom prime minister.

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Interviews with the BBC's Andrew Neil will also be aired.

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Greg Clark the business secretary has warned the next prime minister that a no-deal Brexit will lead to the loss of "many thousands" of jobs.

"I did everything I could to get it over the line. I cannot imagine how anyone could conceivably think that is right".

If he could not guarantee that himself; then he should never have made them in writing, simple as that, so I think we do have an individual who's had to fall on his sword, but because of his own stupidity, simple as that.

It had been, she said, "incredibly frustrating" that MPs on either side of the Leave-Remain divide had "got so sort of entrenched that they just were not willing to make that compromise that would enable us to get the majority to get this through".

Boris Johnson is going to take a lot of positives from that U-turn.

But she insisted that it was in everyone's best interests to work together to secure a Brexit agreement.

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During the interview, Mrs May opened up about life in Downing Street and the emotional strains of the job, recalling the "chilling" moment she was told about the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017.

Speaking to Breitbart News editor-in-chief Alex Marlow on his SiriusXM Patriot radio show, Mr Farage said he was "astonished, when Trump won the election, that the British government kept Darroch in place, because it was obvious that there was no way this man was going to have any access, any real access" to the administration, as the bureaucrat was "diametrically opposed" to Brexit and the Trump agenda, and "known to be a friend of the Clintons".

"I should have done the TV debates".

She said if the future relationship had been negotiated alongside there would not have been the same issue with the backstop. The runoff vote will be announced July 23.

The veteran MEP noted that Theresa May still has a couple of weeks left before her premiership is expected to terminate, and that she could "as a parting gift, still appoint a new ambassador who might be perfectly bad like Sir Kim Darroch", but that if the decision does fall to Mr Johnson, and Mr Johnson does make the offer, he might not be able to accept it.

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Suspending Parliament for no-deal Brexit will provoke crisis - Hammond