Why Amber Rudd's shift on a no-deal Brexit is good news for Boris Johnson

The frontrunner's camp believe that Tory MPs would prefer to accept leaving the EU without an agreement than endure the political pain of seeking to prevent it. 

What is the point of Amber Rudd? That's the question some Conservative MPs are asking after the Work and Pensions Secretary resiled from her opposition to a no-deal Brexit in a series of radio interviews this morning. 

Despite having been one of the most vocal cabinet opponents of leaving the EU without an agreement, Rudd now says that she has accepted that no-deal must be "part of the armoury". Even more crucially, she suggests she is reconciled to leaving the EU by 31 October...
source: New Statesman

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