UK: Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says Brussels relationship is ‘unacceptable’

Britain will vote to leave the European Union if Brussels does not hand back powers to Westminster, Philip Hammond said this morning.

The new Foreign Secretary said the current relationship with Brussels was “not acceptable” and needed to be overhauled before giving the public a say in 2017.

But he added: “If the offer by European partners is nothing, no change, no negotiation, I am pretty clear what the answer of the British people in that referendum is going to be.”

Mr Hammond has previously said he would vote to leave the EU under the current circumstances…

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Right, and if Labour wins the next election there will be no referendum. Move the date up, or I cannot take you seriously.