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Prominent U.K. Conservatives Plan to Leave if Brexit Cheerleader Ascends – The Wall Street Journal

LONDON—The prospect of Brexit cheerleader Boris Johnson becoming Britain’s next prime minister is sending shock waves through the U.K.’s political establishment.

Senior officials including Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond have warned they are preparing to resign if he is nominated as the next leader of the Conservative Party on Tuesday. Alarmed at his threats to abruptly pull the U.K. out of the European Union, some lawmakers are plotting how to avoid a potentially chaotic break come the end of October.

Prominent U.K. Conservatives Plan to Leave if Brexit Cheerleader Ascends – The Wall Street Journal

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