UK finance minister to quit

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British finance minister Philip Hammond said Sunday he would make a point of resigning before Boris Johnson became prime minister, saying he could never agree to his Brexit strategy. Johnson is widely expected to win the governing, centre-right Conservative Party´s leadership contest on Tuesday and be named as prime minister once Theresa May resigns the premiership on Wednesday. Hammond has become an increasingly fierce critic of Johnson´s Brexit strategy—leaving the European Union with or without a deal on October 31—and would never have expected to remain as chancellor of the Exchequer in a Johnson government..—AFP

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