UK Chancellor says ousting Prime Minister May no solution to Brexit crisis

Moscow [Russia]: UK Chancellor Philip Hammond on Sunday said that ousting United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May would not solve the Brexit problem at hand.

Earlier in the day, the Sunday Times reported that May’s Cabinet was plotting to oust the prime minister and replace her with Deputy Prime Minister David Lidington amid growing tension in the UK government over the uncertainty of an unsettled Brexit deal.

The UK-EU Brexit talks are in a stalemate as the UK parliament refused to support May’s negotiated deal with the bloc. The European Union has agreed to grant the United Kingdom a delay to the original departure date of March 29.

The United Kingdom has until May 22 if its parliament passes the withdrawal deal next week, and until April 12 if it does not.

At the same time, the European Union indicated it would not reopen negotiations on the deal agreed with the UK government.