Hammond packs his bags: Chancellor prepares for life as a Remainer rebel MP after his threat to bring down the government and block No Deal, as Boris finalizes his Cabinet including 'David Davis in the Treasury or as Foreign Secretary'
'Outgoing Chancellor Philip Hammond has been spotted packing up his belongings at Downing Street today as he prepares for life on the outside as a Remainer rebel.
Mr Hammond was seen loading an array of luggage including cases, bags and holdalls, into the boot of a black saloon outside his residence at Number 11.
It comes just one day after he threatened to back a vote of no confidence in Boris Johnson if he tires to take Britain out of the EU without a deal in October.
Mr Hammond has claimed a further Brexit delay is 'urgently needed' to avoid a disorderly divorce and said he'd bring down the Government 'in the interests of the country'.
A Tory Chancellor openly supporting a move to bring down the next Conservative administration is unprecedented in recent history.
Mr Hammond said he was not going to 'exclude anything at the moment' when asked directly whether he could back a bid to scupper Mr Johnson who has pledged to deliver Brexit by October 31 'do or die'.
The Chancellor's comments are likely to have sparked a furious reaction from Tory Brexiteers who have called for the party to unite around the next leader.
Mr Johnson, who looks destined to win the Tory leadership vote on Tuesday, is said to be planning one of the most comprehensive Cabinet shake-ups in recent political history.
Former Brexit Secretary David Davis is in talks to return to the government as either Mr Hammond's replacement or as Foreign Secretary.'
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