Government in danger of collapsing in chaos, Lord Lamont warns

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Theresa May’s Cabinet will “collapse in chaos” if ministers do not stop the “unprecedented” in-fighting currently being played out in public, one of the Conservative Party’s most respected figures has warned.

Simultaneous battles over the leadership, Brexit and public sector pay have left the Cabinet in a “very dangerous” position, according to the former chancellor Lord Lamont.

Senior Conservatives are said to be concerned that a “shrivelled” Theresa May is struggling to control her squabbling ministers, increasing speculation that she could be forced to stand down soon after the party conference in October.

Philip Hammond leaves Number 11 Downing Street

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Meanwhile ministers have been ganging up on Philip Hammond, the Chancellor, over both Brexit, which he is said to be trying to “frustrate”, and public sector pay.

Five Cabinet sources united over the weekend to tell a Sunday newspaper that Mr Hammond had described public sector workers…

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