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Mr Hammond is widely believed to have been referring to Mr Cummings in an article published in The Times on Saturday in which he lamented Mr Johnson’s decision to allow “unelected people” to “pull the strings” in Downing Street. A tweet by Steve Swinford, The Times’ deputy political editor, cited “a senior No 10 source” as saying: “Hammond actively undermined the Govt’s negotiating position by frustrating and obstructing preparation to leave EU
“Everyone knows the ex-chancellor’s real objective was to cancel the referendum result.”
The message prompted Mr Hammond to take to Twitter for the first time since he confirmed his resignation on July 24 to say: “Wrong.
“I want to deliver Brexit – and voted to do so three times.
“But ‘No Deal’ is a far cry from the highly optimistic vision presented by the Leave campaign – and there is no mandate for it.”
A source who has met Mr Cummings on a number of occasions told Express.co.uk: “I saw the tweet and thought it came from him.
“I can almost hear him saying it in fact – it sounds exactly like him.
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Mr Hammond is widely believed to have been referring to Mr Cummings in an article published in The Times on Saturday in which he lamented Mr Johnson ‘s decision to allow “unelected people” to “pull the strings” in Downing Street.
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