Philip Hammond

The federal government should devote to a “genuine negotiation with the EU”, previous Chancellor Philip Hammond has actually stated.

In his very first remarks given that tipping down last month, Mr Hammond stated a no-deal Brexit would certainly”break up the UK”

“The reality would be a diminished and inward-looking little England,” he stated in an article in the Times.

A no offer would certainly be a “betrayal of the 2016 referendum,” he stated, including “it must not happen.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has actually asked for the EU to get rid of the Irish boundary backstop strategy prior to the Brexit due date of 31 October.

In his post, Mr Hammond stated: “The pivot from demanding changes to the backstop to demanding its total removal is a pivot from a tough negotiating stance to a wrecking one: the unelected people who pull the strings of this government know that this is a demand the EU cannot, and will not, accede to.”

He stated it was a “myth that a no-deal exit will be painless” which “all credible economic analysis shows that the losses will far exceed the potential benefits”.

“There is no popular mandate for a No Deal Brexit; and no Parliamentary mandate for a No Deal Brexit,” he included.

Mr Hammond’s remarks come as Downing Street stated it anticipates a team of MPs to attempt to obstruct a no-deal Brexit by trying to pass regulation when Parliament returns next month.