Tories now in all-out war


Alleged comments done by the Chancellor at Cabinet on Tuesday have been splashed by two opposite newspapers on two opposite days.

“Even a lady can drive a train” and “public zone workers are overpaid” are both ostensible remarks by Mr Hammond that were leaked to The Sun and The Sunday Times.

Notably the Chancellor has denied the former but not the latter.

Instead, on TV on Sunday morning, he warned comparison colleagues who are lecture against him to “focus on the pursuit in hand”.

But because has supposed “Spreadsheet Phil” turn the aim of what is clearly a accordant campaign against him?

Well, Mr Hammond claimed he didn’t know who was lecture against him, but he did some-more than connote to the probable reason because – Brexit.

Mr Hammond is fighting inside Government for a “soft” Brexit – one, he argues, that puts jobs and wealth first and would engage a transitory arrangement with the EU.

Philip Hammond

Who’s lecture against Phillip Hammond?

But it is a prophesy that has put him at contingency with Brexiteers such as Boris Johnson and Liam Fox.

“Pretty much everybody around the Cabinet list accepts there will be some transition,” Mr Hammond claimed on Sunday.

Pretty much everybody, indeed.

But this fight is not just about Brexit, it’s also about the future care of the Conservative Party.

Moves against an embattled and diseased Theresa May could occur at any time, with Cabinet members jockeying for position.

Even Mr Hammond himself has been talked about as a future leader.

But, as the Chancellor forked out: “This Government is confronting a ticking time over the Brexit negotiations.”

As prolonged as the Cabinet appears focused on lecture against any other, a Brexit understanding looks to be as distant divided as ever.

It seems, nonetheless again, that some Conservatives are some-more focused on the party seductiveness than the inhabitant interest.

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