The Independent: Philip Hammond: Chancellor to resign if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister21 July 2019 | 13:40 | FOCUS News Agency
"I intend to resign after prime minister's questions [on Wednesday], before the prime minister goes to the Palace, he said.
The chancellor – a staunch opponent of a no-deal Brexit – also vowed to help lead the Commons campaign to block it, from the backbenches, and predicted success.
“I am confident that parliament does have a way of preventing a no-deal exit on 31 without parliamentary consent,” he told the BBC’s Andrew Marr programme.
“I intend to work with others to ensure parliament uses its power to make sure the new government can’t do that,” Mr Hammond threatened.
Asked if he thought he would be sacked, he replied: “No, I'm sure I'm not going to be sacked because I'm going to resign before we get to that point.
“Assuming that Boris Johnson becomes the next prime minister, I understand that his conditions for serving in his government would include accepting a no-deal exit on the 31 October, and it's not something that I could ever sign up to.
“It's very important that the prime minister is able to have a chancellor who is closely aligned with him in terms of policy, and I therefore intend to resign to Theresa May before she goes to the Palace to tender her own resignation on Wednesday.”
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