He said: "We believe any incoming prime minister in these circumstances should go to the country and seek a mandate". There is no time for the new prime minister to hold substantive talks with the EU.
Philip Hammond has warned Conservative leadership candidates they will not be prime minister for long if they pursue a no-deal Brexit, hinting that he and other Tories could be prepared to vote down the government in a confidence motion to prevent that outcome.
Britain must "calmly demonstrate unflinching resolve to leave when the extension to negotiations end in October - at the latest", Raab wrote.
Fellow contenders Esther McVey and Andrea Leadsom both made similar comments on Sunday, while former foreign minister Boris Johnson, the favorite to replace May, said on Friday: "We will leave the European Union on October 31, deal or no deal".
The Foreign Secretary campaigned for Remain in the 2016 referendum and would be a moderate candidate on Brexit in the leadership election (Ladbrokes 12/1). I know I'm not just choosing a party leader, I'm choosing the leader of our country: someone who may have to send troops into battle and represent Britain on the world stage.
Meanwhile, Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson, who had been tipped as a future Prime Minister, announced on Twitter yesterday that she has been readopted as her party's candidate for the Edinburgh Central seat at the 2021 Scottish Parliament election.
On Friday, Johnson said the United Kingdom would leave on 31 October "deal or no deal" and Esther McVey and Andrea Leadsom have both expressed similar views.
Gove said Sunday that "I can confirm that I will be putting my name forward to be prime minister of this country".
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The party has suffered from an inability to explain its position on Brexit, Labour MP Emily Thornberry said on BBC . Most businesses and economists think that would cause economic turmoil and plunge Britain into recession.
But under Tory leadership election rules, Johnson must first win the support of Conservative members in Parliament, many of whom view him as a controversial figure lacking attention to detail.
In a last-ditch attempt, May on Tuesday gave a chance to those in the UK Parliament asking for a second referendum on Brexit to have their way by introducing a new Brexitdeal, even as she maintained her stand against the move.
The timetable for the contest will see nominations close in the week of June 10, with MPs involved in a series of votes to whittle down the crowded field to a final two contenders.
Former Conservative party chairman Grant Shapps said the contest to replace May should be between someone who voted Remain and someone who voted Leave.
The finalists will then be put to a postal ballot of around 100,000 party members in July. Health Secretary Matt Hancock also threw his hat in the ring. Rory Stewart, one of the candidates, started his campaign by saying he would unite the Conservatives but in nearly the same breath, trashing his unity bid he then went on to say he wouldn't serve in a Boris Johnson government, if he won.
Jeremy Hunt, the Foreign Secretary, also confirmed he's running, as did Esther McVey, the former work and pensions secretary.
"A prime minister who ignores Parliament can not expect to survive very long". The result was self-inflicted damage when her party lost majority seats and ushered in more voices of dissent and an uncomfortable coalition government.
They say, desperate times call for desperate measures and in a desperate move on Tuesday this week, the Prime Minister offered United Kingdom lawmakers a major concession; a chance to vote on whether to hold a new referendum on the country's membership in the European Union.