Theresa May has been told to sack either Boris Johnson or Philip Hammond to end Cabinet infighting over Brexit.
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Calls for Boris to go have been mounting since he broke ranks and presented a positive vision for Brexit in the national press – although Westmonster and Brexiteers across the country were glad to see someone in government display a bit of optimism for life outside the EU.
But Team Boris say he’d simply refuse to go if May tried to demote him and he’d threaten to spark a leadership battle.
And now Tory insiders are calling for Hammond’s head – one said: “We would love to see her sack Hammond. The point is Boris is the one constantly being accused of being disloyal – but actually the one being disloyal is Philip Hammond.”
It follows Nadine Dorries MP saying: “I think Philip Hammond has been deliberately trying to make the Brexit negotiations difficult, stall them, obfuscate the issues. I just don’t think he’s been 100% on board.”
Surely it is time for Remoaner Hammond to be given his marching orders…