Philip Hammond to quit government if Boris Johnson becomes PM

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Chancellor joins David Gauke in saying he could not work for leader seeking a no-deal Brexit

Philip Hammond has confirmed he will resign as chancellor if Boris Johnson becomes the new prime minister next week, saying he could not serve under someone who was seeking a no-deal Brexit.

Hammond made the announcement live on BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show, saying he would formally resign just before Johnson replaced Theresa May on Wednesday.

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