Hammond Accused Of Smearing Boris

TBG can sensationally reveal that Philip Hammond has been accused of smearing Boris Johnson.

Hammond wrote in a national newspaper this morning that Boris’ Brexit stance is down to currency speculator backers.

He said the Prime Minister was prepared for a hard Brexit due the speculators who had backed him that had “bet billions” on this outcome.

Hammond wrote in today’s Time - “As his sister has reminded us, he is backed by speculators who have bet billions on a hard Brexit - and there is only one outcome that works for them: a crash-out no-deal Brexit that sends the currency tumbling and inflation soaring.”

Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi accused Hammond of letting himself down and of interfering in us leaving the EU on Twitter.

However, it doesn’t end there.

Zahawi writes in tomorrow’s Sunday Telegraph - “This is an ugly smear that is completely untrue.”

“If you know anything about finance or the city then you will know that.”

“It is a very sad day when a distinguished ex Chancellor, who understands finance, resorts to such smears.”

“This really is desperate stuff.”

“When we should all be focused on supporting our Government and our country to get the best deal possible.”