More personal embarrassment for Tweezer. Today’s I has a story by Katie Grant ‘Philip May ‘scuppered cross-party talks” suggesting that May’s determination not to hold proper talks with the other parties, and particularly not with Labour, may have been due to the insistence of her banker husband. The article on page 9 runs
Theresa May’s husband “scuppered” attempts to secure a cross-party deal for a customs union with the EU by persuading the Prime Minister to keep fighting for her Brexit deal, it was claimed yesterday.
Philip May was said to have urged his wife not to cave in to Labour demands for a permanent customs union, instead encouraging her to push for a Brexit deal that could win over Tory Eurosceptics and their allies in the Democratic Unionist Party.
Mr May’s intervention, according to the Sunday Times, is said to have led Downing Street chief of staff Gavin Barwell…
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