Allister HeathTory arch-Remainers will soon find they have no place left in their party

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Tory arch-Remainers will soon find they have no place left in their party

British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond attends an interview during the G7 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Chantilly, near Paris, France, July 18, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/Pool 
Philip Hammond is leading a caucus of under a tenth of the Parliamentary Conservative Party in an anti no-deal crusade Credit: Reuters

A split is imminent, but the likes of Philip Hammond are unable to see that they’ll be on the losing side

It’s Brexit by Hallowe’en, do or die, as Boris Johnson so rightly put it. After a spectacular few weeks during which our new Prime Minister has dramatically reset the centre of gravity of British politics and confounded all of his sceptics, the shell-shocked forces of Remain are finally lumbering back into action.

They are being led by the increasingly ludicrous Philip Hammond, who as chancellor blocked no-deal preparations, vetoed crucial Brexit spending plans and was more responsible than anybody else for Theresa May’s catastrophic treaty. The new team at No  10 keeps uncovering fresh,…

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