‘Philip Hammond has been accused of trying to ‘frustrate’ Brexit by a Cabinet rival amid a major feud at the heart of the Tory party, according to reports.
Theresa May has been urged to sack feuding ministers in a bid to instil discipline as civil war breaks out among top-tier Conservatives.
Hammond yesterday accused rival ministers of leaking details of conversations about public sector pay, in a plot against him.
But a fellow Cabinet member told The Telegraph that the Chancellor was treating pro-Leave ministers like ‘pirates who have taken him prisoner’.
The minister, who has not been named, added: What’s really going on is that the Establishment, the Treasury, is trying to fuck it up. They want to frustrate Brexit.’
In a bid to end the rows, the 1922 Committee of backbench Tory MPs told the Prime Minister they would back any discipline she saw fit – including firing ministers who have routinely gone off message or publicly contradicted each other since the election.’
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