Theresa May told: Don't let Philip Hammond ruin Brexit

Theresa May told: Don't let Philip Hammond ruin Brexit

Theresa May must invoke the ­example of Margaret Thatcher to defy Philip Hammond in order to seek a “clean Brexit” and end the current “uncertainty”, a senior Tory has warned.

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Theresa May must invoke the ­example of Margaret Thatcher to defy Philip Hammond in order to seek a “clean Brexit” and end the current “uncertainty”, a senior Tory has warned.

Writing for The Telegraph ahead of two crunch meetings of Mrs May’s Brexit war cabinet this week, Bernard Jenkin cites Mrs Thatcher’s dispute with Sir Geoffrey Howe over Europe and declares that the former prime minister only “won the battle of the rebate” by overruling civil servants and ministers.

He accuses ministers of being “vague” and “divided”, saying that while Mrs May “sticks to only policy”, Mr Hammond “keeps advocating ­another”.

Amid claims of a “middle way” being drawn up for discussion among senior ministers this week, ­Jacob Rees-Mogg, who leads the 60-strong European Research Group of backbenchers, insisted to The ­Telegraph: “I think the Treasury is ­trying to undermine both her and ­government policy.”...

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