A minister has indicated that he could give resignation for voting against a no-deal Brexit in the Commons next week. Stephen Hammond told he would be “clear where my responsibilities lie” if it ensures that 14th February is the last opportunity to vote against Britain leaving the Eu without an agreement.
The MP of Wimbledon MP who is also a health minister was a vocal backbench rival of such a circumstance until being given a government role in November. Theresa May is set to return to the Commons on 13th February in her Brexit discussions. MPs will be able to discuss a number of modifications the following day, including on potential ways forward in the negotiations. Cross-Party planning to detain Brexit by increasing Article 50 and avoid no deal in the process is expected to be elected on again. The lead, headed by Labour MP Yvette Cooper and Conservative MP Nick Boles, was defeated by 23 votes in the last week. While asked if he would resign to support a similar modification in the next week. Mr. Hammond told The House magazine, “We will all have to look into our conscience at that stage. But I don’t think anyone can doubt my principles and what my view would be if that is the last opportunity.”
He also added, “I’m pretty clear where my responsibilities lie, much as I love this job, much as I think the NHS is a wonderful, wonderful institution ”. He also added, “I’m also very clear that as members of parliament we have a moral duty to our country and our constituencies. If you look at my record over the last year, no one can question my moral view on that.”
Mr. Hammond told he was “hopeful” still that Mrs. May would be able to agree on a deal with the EU. But he included that this does not occur by next week, the votes on 14th February would give MPs “ the opportunity to ensure that no deal doesn’t happen by mistake”.
Mr. Hammond told, “ I have no doubt that many of my colleagues and I will take that opportunity if that appears to be the incidentally .”
Despite supporting the remaining campaign in the 2016 referendum, Mr. Hammond told he received that result but included that leaving without an agreement would be “a catastrophe for the country”.