Philip Hammond In ‘Brexit Cabinet Row’ Amid Accusations He Is ‘Arguing Like An Accountant’

Earlier this month Home Secretary Amber Rudd presented plans for a post-Brexit visa regime that would see all EU workers forced to prove they have secured a skilled job before being allowed into Britain.

But the paper said Hammond was believed to have warned against such a move, which has been seen as confirmation that Britain will leave the single market as part of the Brexit process.

One person told the Telegraph: “He is arguing from a very Treasury point of view.

“He is arguing like an accountant seeing the risk of everything rather than the opportunity.”

Another is quoted as saying that Hammond is “overly influenced by his Treasury officials who think it is a catastrophe that Britain voted to leave the EU”.

However Hammond was widely-praised for allegedly acting like an “accountant”.

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