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The cowardice and foolishness of Theresa May and Philip Hammond

Their interventions in the leadership race were appallingly timed, badly worded and will have no effect 

By Steve Bloomfield  

The PM's Chatham House speech—too little, too late. Photo: Henry Nicholls/PA Wire/PA Images

As Theresa May strode into committee room 14 in the House of Commons to cast her vote for the country’s next prime minister last month, a journalist asked her for whom she would be voting. “None of your business,” she said, as she passed. A month later, once Boris Johnson had become the runaway favourite, she finally hinted at who she wasn’t voting for, in a speech at Chatham House where she warned about the rise of…

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