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Jeremy Hunt could refuse to pay part of UK’s £39bn Brexit bill

by LLB Reporter
1st Jul 19 9:09 am

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.”

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