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British Cabinet discord and Brexit jitters playing into hands of EU hardliners

Turmoil opens possibility of hard-left Labour govt; meanwhile, growth has halved and inflation jumped
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 05:50

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Chancellor Philip Hammond (above) and Home Secretary Amber Rudd who backed "remain" are part of a majority of ministers who prefer to stay in the EU. They are promoting a soft Brexit to ease the severance with the EU.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond and Home Secretary Amber Rudd (above) who backed "remain" are part of a majority of ministers who prefer to stay in the EU. They are promoting a soft Brexit to ease the severance with the EU.

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DISUNITY in the British Cabinet and uncertainty about UK Brexit negotiations are playing into the hands of EU hardliners and generating uncertainty for local and foreign investors.

The basic argument within the Cabinet - while the prime minister is on vacation - is between

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