UK LEADERSHIP CONTEST UK PM rivals both promise Brexit, but stand out on style


The two MPs vying to be the next British prime minister vowed that they would be prepared to take Britain out of the European Union without a deal, although it was not their preferred option.

Former foreign secretary and London mayor Boris Johnson faced off with Jeremy Hunt, the current foreign secretary, at Conservative party hustings in the southern English city of Bournemouth.

No-deal means there would be no transition period so the exit would be abrupt, the nightmare scenario for many businesses and the dream of hard Brexiteers who want a decisive split.

Some pro-EU British lawmakers have said they will seek next week to block a new prime minister from taking Britain out of the bloc without a deal and against the will of parliament by trying to cut off some of the government’s funding.