Chancellor Hammond 'suggested delaying Brexit'

It doesn’t fill you with much faith when one of the government’s chief figures, Chancellor Philip Hammond, is apparently still floating the idea of delaying Brexit altogether.

The Sun report that his suggestion came during a Cabinet discussion on leaving the European Union without a deal.

Hammond has just pushed for Bank of England Governor Mark Carney’s tenure to be extended – and he immediately got back on Project Fear duty, warning of a crash in the event of a No Deal Brexit.

A source has said that: “Philip was only talking about an administrative pause of a few weeks”.

Do you believe them? The fact is that even now senior members of the government are still looking to dither and delay. It is totally unacceptable – and makes you wonder how and why these individuals are still in their roles.