Jacob Rees-Mogg really has the daggers out for Philip Hammond

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Jacob Rees-Mogg was addressing postgrads at PA (Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire)

Jacob Rees-Mogg has seemingly accused the Treasury of ‘fiddling the figures’ in an attempt to get Britain to remain in the customs union post-Brexit.

Rees-Mogg, who chairs the influential European Research Group of backbench Tory Leavers, suggested Chancellor Philip Hammond had breached collective Cabinet responsibility and said that although civil servants at the Treasury had produced ‘biased’ forecasts, ‘the blame must always be with ministers’.

Speaking to postgraduate journalism diploma students at the Press Association in central London, the Tory MP said: ‘There are concerns that there are some people close to Government who are trying to undermine the Government’s own… Read the full story

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