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Theresa May said she wanted a deal and believed one was achievable [Image: PA].

The Conservative Party is self-destructing over Brexit. First, Philip Hammond split from Theresa May over spending for a ‘no-deal’ departure from the European Union – he saying there’s no money for it; she saying there’s plenty:

The government will spend whatever is necessary to make sure the UK is ready for Brexit, Downing Street has said.

A No 10 spokesman said £250m of new money had been allocated this year to prepare for leaving the EU, “including the possibility of a no-deal scenario”.

Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions, Theresa May said “where money needs to be spent it will be spent”.

Earlier, Chancellor Philip Hammond said funding for a no-deal plan would not happen “until the very last moment”.

He suggested it was not wise to spend money – which could alternatively go to the NHS or schools – at this stage on an outcome which may or may not happen, merely to “send a message” to the EU.

In response, several Tory MPs have criticised the Treasury, one accusing it of “incompetence” and another suggesting the EU would not listen to the UK unless it was sure it was seriously preparing for the possibility of leaving in March 2019 without a negotiated agreement.

Then, Liz Truss appeared on the BBC’s Daily Politics, talking about “preparations for all possibilities”. Watch until the end of the clip for her most revealing response:

She didn’t have an answer – because the Tories don’t have one.

And our departure from the Union looms closer all the time.

Tick tock, Tories…

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