By Matthew d’Ancona
The Conservative appetite for harder borders ahead of prosperity is waning as voters’ priorities shift too
June 26, 2017
Conservative leadership candidate of the week is Philip Hammond. Well, it is his turn, and he has been in clover since the election, relishing his transition from soon-to-be-sacked to impregnable chancellor. His Mansion House speech on Tuesday last week was a triumphant brandishing of the spreadsheet at his fallen or diminished foes in Downing Street.
Over the weekend, there has been much gossip about a supposed “dream ticket” strategy whereby Hammond, supported by David Davis, would take the Tory helm and steady the ship until the party’s next…
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