British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has infuriated Brexit supporters by labelling Jacob Rees-Mogg and Boris Johnson, along with others as “extremists,” simply for their pursuit of a “no-deal” Brexit.
Hammond made the remarks in a Sky news interview just shortly before May faced a vote of confidence in her leadership by Tory MP last night that she subsequently won but not without brutal blows being bombasted upon the conservative party and what was left of her credibility to lead.
“I think what this vote today will do is flush out the extremists who are trying to advance a particular agenda which would really not be in the interests of the British people or the British economy,”
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond
Nigel Farage launched mounted a furious attack over the C
“If you are a Conservative MP who wants to honour the referendum result and your manifesto commitments, your Chancellor has just called you an extremist on Sky News. Maybe time for a fresh start?”Nigel Farage MEP
Users of social media took to the platforms to express their disgust at Mr Hammond’s comments, one Twitter user named Alexander English said:
“So the majority of the country, including the 17.4 million that voted for Brexit, are in Hammond’s view, all extremists because they want to live in an independent democratic country? Jesus wept. It’s like he is living on a different planet. Where do they find these people?”
Today Jacob Rees-Mogg hit back at the Chancellor dismissing his claims and taking a shot at the government, Mr Rees-Mogg told Talk Radio’s Julia Hartley-Brewer: “I wouldn’t worry what the chancellor says because Treasury forecasts are always wrong. Philip Hammond said this [confidence vote] would flush Brexit extremists from the party so once again it’s a phoney Treasury forecast.”