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Day: August 28, 2018

PM rebukes chancellor’s no deal assessment
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PM rebukes chancellor’s no deal assessment

    Theresa May delivered a rebuke to her chancellor as she arrives in Africa for her first visit to the continent as prime minister. When asked whether she thought her chancellor was right in his assessment of the economic impact of no deal as outlined in a letter to the Treasury Select Committee last week, the PM refused to endorse Philip Hammond's position, stating that the figures he quoted were out of date. First of all, the chancellor was talking about a set of figures that I think came out in January. I think when they came out I was very clear on a previous trip that those figures were a work in progress at that particular time. Her failure to back Hammond and his prognosis for no deal will be cheered on the Brexiteer wing of the party. A senior government so...