Philip Hammond, the former chancellor, says leaving EU without a deal would be a betrayal of the referendum result
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Philip Hammond has put the cat among the pigeons by saying that leaving the EU without a deal would be a betrayal of the referendum result. He is leading a group of 20 Conservative MPs who are making clear their opposition to crashing out on 31 October.
The unelected people who pull the strings of this government know that this is a demand the EU cannot, and will not, accede to.