UK PM candidate Hancock says he would not allow parliament to be suspended for Brexit

June 10, 2019

LONDON (Reuters) – British health minister Matt Hancock, one of the candidates to replace prime minister Theresa May as prime minister, said he would not allow parliament to be suspended to allow Brexit to occur on Oct. 31 as other leadership hopefuls have suggested.

He told an audience at his campaign launch to become leader of the Conservative Party that suspending parliament went against all that people had fought for in World War Two.

“I will not have it,” he said, adding that if the Conservatives became the Brexit party then it was finished.

(Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; writing by Michael Holden; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)

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