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Day: July 2, 2019

Insults fly as Tories lock horns over EU
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Insults fly as Tories lock horns over EU

    Boris Johnson’s allies today unleashed a heavy onslaught on Jeremy Hunt’s do-or-dither position on quitting the European Union, in a crunch battle for No 10. They sought to portray the Foreign Secretary as a “flip flopper” over the date of Brexit, suggesting the EU would welcome him as Theresa May in trousers. However, former Chief Whip Sir Patrick McLoughlin hit back against the attack on Mr Hunt by Mr Johnson’s campaign chairman Iain Duncan Smith, arguing that it showed the Boris camp was rattled. The Tory big beasts locked horns as Conservative HQ prepared to send out ballot papers to party members later this week to elect their new leader. Former party leader Mr Duncan Smith sought to make a clear dividing line between the two contenders over quitting the EU o...