U.K.'s EU Referendum `Certainly Possible' in June, Hammond Says

  • Says government wants to hold vote `as soon as practical'
  • SNP concerned June plebiscite would clash with Scottish vote

Philip Hammond, U.K. Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.

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Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond became the most senior U.K. cabinet minister to indicate that Britain’s referendum on whether to stay in the European Union or leave may be held in June.

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