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The chancellor, Philip Hammond, refuses to say whether he would quit in the event of a no-deal as two senior MPs warn they would leave the party

This is how today’s papers covered the Tory walkouts, with the right wing papers particularly scathing of the trio:

Related: 'Tories in meltdown': what the papers say about party split

Hammond’s comments are sure to cause more twitchiness inside Number 10.

Heidi Allen, one of three Tory MPs who quit to join the Independent Group yesterday, told ITV’s Peston last night that roughly a third of the party’s MP- around 100 of her former colleagues – shared her frustrations at its direction.

I asked ⁦⁦@heidiallen75⁩ how many Tory MPs were fed up with the direction of the Conservative Party under ⁦@theresa_may⁩ and could ultimately defect like her. What she said (attached) was instructive pic.twitter.com/VvCj2xcT0p

Related: Two senior Tories ready to resign if May fails to change Brexit direction

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