Philip Hammond has said he intends to resign as chancellor if Boris Johnson becomes UK PM. Mr Hammond told the BBC leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson was "likely" to become the next PM, and a no-deal Brexit was "not something I could ever sign up to". Mr Johnson has said the UK must leave the EU by 31 October with or without a deal. Mr Hammond said it was important the next PM and his chancellor were "closely aligned" on Brexit. And I don't blame him!