John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, calling for Philip Hammond to come off the fence and tell Theresa May to rule out a no deal Brexit, after his interview on the Today programme this morning, said “Other Cabinet members, like Amber Rudd, are standing up to the Prime Minister. As Chancellor, he knows how bad a no deal Brexit would be for the jobs and livelihoods of our people and yet he won’t come out and stand up to Theresa May.
“In interview after interview he avoids the question and passes the buck. He did it again this morning. There’s a word for it. It’s gutless.”