Philip Hammond’s approval rating falls to ‘record low’ among Tories over ‘soft Brexit’ plan

Philip Hammond [Image: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters]

What does this tell us about Philip Hammond?

Actually, it tells us very little about him. Tories seem to have loved him until his Brexit plan came out last month.

So it tells us more about Tories and Brexit, really.

It tells us they would rather revert to harsh World Trade Organisation import/export rules than negotiate favourable deals on similar lines to what we already have with the EU.

It tells us they believe the UK needs stronger controls on immigration – even though we already have controls we have never used; and what about Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson’s admission that including students in immigration figures is a huge distortion of the facts?

It tells us they are happy for the UK to run up a horrifying balance of payments debt as new deals are likely to put us at a disadvantage; the current debt is more than 400 per cent of our annual GDP.

… Basically, it tells us they’ve already moved out of Europe and are now living in cloud-cuckooland.

Philip Hammond’s approval rating among Conservative Party members has sunk after the Chancellor set out his vision for a softer Brexit and advocated a lengthy transitional deal with the European Union.

A ConservativeHome survey of the party’s rank and file found that Mr Hammond had a net satisfaction rating of minus 25.4.

That represents a major fall in the Chancellor’s popularity among party members after he was given a rating of plus 32.4 before the June 8 general election.

The latest survey was conducted in July – the same month in which Mr Hammond set out his vision for the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.

Source: Philip Hammond’s approval rating falls to ‘record low’ among Tory party members


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8 thoughts on “Philip Hammond’s approval rating falls to ‘record low’ among Tories over ‘soft Brexit’ plan

  1. Barry Davies

    There is no such thing as soft brexit or hard brexit, it is just the pro eu mass media’s attempt to pretend what we voted for leave is somehow hard and not wanted, but staying in in all but name would be a nice and fluffy soft brexit, we voted to leave not sty and it is time the BBC and other eu lovers stopped repeating project fear propaganda, it didn’t;t work before the vote and it doesn’t work now.

    1. NMac

      Who is this “we” you refer to, Mr Davies? It certainly doesn’t include me, my family or friends. It does not, I would suggest, include the many hundreds of thousands of people who believed the deliberate fraudulent lies.

      1. Liam

        Mr Davies is probably referring to me , my family and many of my friends who voted to leave the EU.
        There were deliberate fraudulent lies from both sides. I would hope that most people are intelligent enough to know that you can’t believe all that politicians say

    2. chriskitcher

      But the mess is getting bigger and bigger and the net result is that we will become poorer as a nation. We cannot afford to feed people at the present time and the fall in the value of the pound together with WTO tariffs all points towards real and lasting suffering for the UK.
      It is time that all politicians stopped the foolishness of Brexit and acted in a statesman like manner and refused to implement the results of the referendum. Sadly we do

      1. Liam

        The pound goes up and down irrespective of the EU . I remember it being at a similar level a few years ago. But we’ll ignore that.
        You do make it sound as if we’re destitute already so maybe you should be making plans for asylum in the EU to avoid armageddon.
        And as for asking politicians to refuse to do as the majority wanted…
        Are you against democracy Chris?

      2. Mike Sivier Post author

        The problem with that is, the majority voted without decent, factual, reliable evidence. We have since seen it demonstrated that the Leave campaign was mostly lies. The majority view would be different today.
        And we’ve seen that Brexit will harm the UK and its inhabitants hugely.
        Are you against survival, Liam?

  2. Liam

    I’m thankful that in the past, many people have sacrificed survival in their fight for democracy…
    I’m sure we’ll survive,, in or out of the EU. But will the EU itself survive if/when we leave? That’s probably why Juncker and his mates are putting the expenses claims in while they can.. They more than match the worst of the tories with their greed…

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