Jeremy Hunt has said if he were to become the next prime minister then he will decide by the end of the September whether or not to go for a no-deal Brexit or renegotiate with Brussels.
He further said that in order to prepare for Brexit negotiations he would cancel August leave if necessary.
Hunt said, “It is important that the EU knows that we will do what it takes to make a success of a no-deal Brexit.
“We won’t blink as a country. That no-deal Brexit is not going to be an opportunity for them to successfully turn the screws on our country.
“I will start engaging with the EU straight away, throughout August.
“Then, when we have published our plan for a deal we think we can get through Parliament by the end of August, we will start formal negotiations in September.”
He added, “There is a hard deadline in what I have said, by the end of September, I, as Prime Minister, will make a judgment as to whether there is a realistic prospect of a deal that can get through Parliament in the short-term.
“And, if my judgment is that is not the case, talks will stop and we will put our heads down and focus on no-deal.”