Theresa May’s cabinet is at war over No Deal after Phillip Hammond said Brexiteer Tories have ‘no mandate’ for crashing out of the EU. Andrea Leadsom has hit back at the Chancellor by saying that Britain must leave the EU on October 31 at all costs as infighting among Theresa May’s ministers broke out. Today the Prime Minister will present her ‘bold’ new deal to her cabinet, which is packed with Brexiteers and remainers all plotting to replace her. Tonight Mr Hammond will use a keynote speech to blast Tory leadership candidates including Boris Johnson, saying those advocating No Deal are ‘hijacking the result of the referendum’. But Ms Leadsom hit back today: ‘I would like us to have a deal but if we get to the end of October and it’s not possible to get a deal, leaving the EU is the most important thing’. Ms Leadsom refused to be drawn on whether she would resign if Mrs May tries to push for a permanent customs union to appease Labour MPs she needs to get her deal through Parliament next month. Andrea Leadsom has hit back at the Chancellor Philip Hammond by saying that Britain must leave the EU on… Read full this story
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