Theresa May disowns Hammond's Davos remarks as MPs rebel over Brexit

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Fresh attack on Theresa May’s handling of Brexit underlines fears of Eurosceptic MPs

Tory divisions over Brexit have been starkly exposed by the backbench Eurosceptic Jacob Rees-Mogg, who has stepped up his condemnation of Theresa May’s approach to leaving the European Union, accusing the government of being “cowed” by Brussels.

While the chancellor, Philip Hammond, was in Davos, telling business leaders he hoped the EU and Britain would only move “modestly” apart over the years ahead, Rees-Mogg used a speech in Hampshire to urge the government to take a tougher line in talks with the EU27.

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