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Brexit latest: Theresa May slaps down Philip Hammond over payment of £45bn divorce bill in fresh cabinet split | The Independent

Chancellor’s insistence that Britain will pay up with no trade guarantees would spark fury among Tory Brexiteers

Theresa May has been forced to slap down her Chancellor after he claimed the £45bn Brexit divorce bill will be paid even if no EU trade deal is struck, opening up a fresh cabinet split.

The Prime Minister sided with Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, who only signed up to handing over the huge sum if Brussels delivers a favourable trade agreement in return.

“Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed and that applies to the financial settlement,” her spokesman insisted – just an hour after Philip Hammond described not paying as “inconceivable”.

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Britain set to agree divorce bill with EU that could cost up to £45bn

Any suggestion that Britain will pay up with no trade guarantees would spark fury among Tory Brexiteers who are piling pressure on Ms May to walk away from the talks if the EU refuses to bend.

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Sorgente: Brexit latest: Theresa May slaps down Philip Hammond over payment of £45bn divorce bill in fresh cabinet split | The Independent

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