Philip Hammond Confirms Cabinet Brexit Splits, Swipes At Hard Brexiteers

Philip Hammond has confirmed cabinet splits over Brexit, and swiped at hard Brexiteers at a committee meeting on Wednesday.

He told the Treasury Select Committee it was “no secret there are different views on how to approach this negotiation” in the cabinet.

In an attack on Tory MPs pushing for a hard Brexit, Hammond said they were “undermining” the prime minister’s negotiating power by prematurely “closing down” options.

“Those that are undermining that effort are those that are seeking to close down that negotiation space, seeking to arrive at hard decisions we don’t need to make at this stage”, he said.

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