What Philip Hammond’s resignation means for Boris Johnson

Supporters of the Tory leadership favourite fear the departure of the Chancellor and David Gauke will cause serious problems in Westminster and Brussels.

Theresa May won’t be alone in leaving government next Wednesday: David Gauke and Philip Hammond, two of the most outspoken opponents of a no-deal Brexit in the outgoing Cabinet, have said they will quit on the afternoon before Boris Johnson takes office. 

Both the Justice Secretary and Chancellor told interviewers this morning that they would sooner quit than endorse Johnson’s Brexit policy. Gauke tells the Sunday Times: “If the test of loyalty to stay in the cabinet is a...
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