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Watch: Lord Lawson says May should ditch Hammond

12 October 2017

2:41 PM

12 October 2017

2:41 PM

Philip Hammond’s refusal to spend money preparing for a Brexit no deal has not gone down well. Now, one of his predecessors as Chancellor  – Lord Lawson – has called on Theresa May to get rid of Hammond.

On the Daily Politics, Lawson said it was ‘grossly irresponsible’ for the Chancellor not to prepare for a situation where Britain walks away from the EU without an agreement. When asked whether Hammond should stay on in his job, Lawson said:

‘I fear not…I fear he is unhelpful… what he is doing is very close to sabotage.’

Hammond isn’t a politician known for his smile. It seems he has even less reason to look cheerful than normal…

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