Prime Minister Confirms Support for Chancellor Philip Hammond


A spokesman for Theresa May, the Prime Minister, has expressed she still fully supports Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer. In a press briefing the spokesman said:

“The Prime Minister has full confidence in the chancellor and the work that he is doing”.

The comments came after revelations in Sunday newspapers that pro-Brexit Cabinet members had accused Philip Hammond of trying to delay the process of leaving the European Union. The anonymous briefings made against Hammond were made to the Sunday Telegraph.

The paper also reports that a number of Conservative MPs have called on Hammond to back the Prime Minister or resign from the Cabinet.