Philip Hammond plotted Brexit downfall ‘behind the scenes’ by failing to prepare UK’s exit

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The former Chancellor has been furiously condemned by Downing Street sources, with one telling The Times that “Hammond actively undermined the Government’s negotiating position by frustrating and obstructing preparation to leave EU”. The source added: “Everyone knows the ex-chancellor’s real objective was to cancel the referendum result.” This comes as a senior cabinet source claimed that Mr Hammond discussed seeking advice from the Electoral Commission to help the Government prepare for a second referendum. And, further claims accused him of canvassing opinion to overturn the referendum last September.

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The Electoral Commission is the body that regulates party and election finance and determines the standards for how elections should be run.

In April, during a Cabinet meeting, Mr Hammond suggested that the Government should make a “big offer” of a second referendum to Labour in an effort to push through Theresa May’s hard-pressed withdrawal agreement.

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In a telling interview, a senior Cabinet source told The Telegraph how Mr Hammond went behind the Cabinet’s back and sought to plan a second referendum.

They said: “When Philip discussed this he was already making the case for delaying the exit date to other Cabinet ministers.

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Philip Hammond plotted Brexit downfall ‘behind the scenes’ by failing to prepare UK’s exit

The former Chancellor has been furiously condemned by Downing Street sources, with one telling The Times that “Hammond actively undermined the Government’s negotiating position by frustrating and obstructing preparation to leave EU”. The source added: “Everyone knows the ex-chancellor’s real objective was to cancel the referendum result.”

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