Tory leader hopeful Jeremy Hunt has said that he could refuse to pay part of the UK’s £39bn Brexit divorce bill.
He said that he would “not hand over a penny more than is legally required of us” should EU negotiations fail.
He told the Sunday Times, “As a businessman I always paid my bills. That being said, if we leave without a deal, I will not hand over a penny more than is legally required of us.
“Anyone who thinks I am going to write a blank cheque to the European Union is sorely mistaken.”
Hunt added, “We will know by the beginning of October if it’s going to be possible to negotiate a deal that we are going to be able to get through the House of Commons. If it isn’t, I’ll take us out without a deal.”