Law­son wants Chan­cel­lor out

The Herald - - FRONT PAGE -

FOR­MER chan­cel­lor Lord Law­son has called for Philip Ham­mond to be sacked from the job, claim­ing his ac­tions on Brexit were “very close to sab­o­tage”.

The Chan­cel­lor had said this week said he was not ready to spend bil­lions of pounds to pre­pare for a “no-deal” sce­nario. Any spend­ing should be de­layed un­til the last mo­ment, he added.

But the Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May later in­sisted “Where money needs to be spent, it will be spent.”

Asked if Mr Ham­mond had been grossly ir­re­spon­si­ble, Lord

Law­son said: “I fear that he is un­help­ful. He may not in­tend it, but in prac­tice what he is do­ing is very close to [Brexit] sab­o­tage.”

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