Philip Hammond: Government Brexit Talks ‘Positive and Constructive’


On Friday, Philip Hammond, the British finance minister, said that the discussions that were held the previous evening to settle Brexit differences within the government of Prime Minister Theresa May had been “positive and constructive.”

Hammond is widely regarded as the most pro-European among the top ministers of Theresa May. On Twitter, he stated: “Positive and constructive meeting … last night.”

He added: “We’re now making steady progress to delivering #Brexit – with a real sense of momentum as we move towards March European Council and agreement on implementation period.”

A source who is close to the meeting that was held last Thursday informed reporters earlier that PM May had accepted the argument of the ministers who wanted to move away from the rules and regulations of the European Union more quickly than others.