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UK Hammond: We will have the numbers

Former UK Chancellor of Exchequer Philip Hammond said there should be enough rebel Conservative and opposition MPs to block no-deal Brexit in the vote today. The told BBC Radio that “I think we will have the numbers. I think there will be enough people to get this over the line.” “Many colleagues have been incensed by some of the actions over the last week or so,” he said. “I think there’s a group of Conservatives who feel very strongly that now is a time where we have to put the national interest ahead of any threats to us personally or to our careers.”

Labour’s top legal policy chief Shami Chakrabarti also said “we’ve got to get a locked-in guarantee that Britain would not crash out of the EU in an election campaign period.” “We’ve also got to try as best as possible to ensure that it wouldn’t be possible for the sitting squatting prime minister in this period to set a general election and then change the date. The priority this morning is preventing this no-deal crash out.”

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