Philip Hammond may be the latest piece to crumble in the Tories’ house of cards [VIDEO]

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As rival parts of the Conservative Party air their disagreements over Brexit, Philip Hammond has become the latest minister to be called into question. One minister even said Downing Street now has “a stench of death”, with some Tories calling for Theresa May and Boris Johnson to be sacked as well.

So now, it’s unclear how much longer the Prime Minister and those around her can tolerate the “stench”.

‘A difficult time’

On 8 October, Conservative MP Nadine Dorries and MSP Ruth Davidson both appeared on ITV‘s Peston on Sunday to give their views on the Chancellor’s performance. Dorries said:

If I were Prime Minister, the person I would be demoting or sacking would be Philip Hammond… I think he has been deliberately trying to make the Brexit negotiations difficult, stall them, obfuscate the issues. I just don’t think he has been 100% on board.

In response, Davidson said Hammond should “absolutely not” be sacked, adding:

he’s trying to steer, of course, a very difficult time for the public finances.

But she didn’t note that uncertainty over Brexit is one reason why public finances are “very difficult” at the moment.

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Instead, she insisted:

I think that he has the support of business. I think that the ability that he has to ensure that he explains the government’s thinking to business is one of the great strengths of the government right now.

Yet businesses seem to disagree. Several sectors have recently raised [paywall] concerns that Brexit will negatively affect [paywall] them.

You can watch the interview with Davidson here:

Dirty laundry

With fingers now pointing at Hammond, Johnson, and May, the PM will have her work cut out for her if she reshuffles her cabinet in late October.

After that, we’ll see how long this crumbling house of cards can hold together.

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