Boris Johnson v Philip Hammond - and the key Brexit battle lines

Steven Swinford

Boris Johnson and Philip Hammond are at the heart of a series of bitter Cabinet splits over Britain's future as it leaves the European Union.

Mr Johnson, the Foreign Secretary who was a leading figure in the Vote Leave campaign, has said Brussels can "go whistle" over its demands for a huge divorce bill and warned against continued payments for access to the Single Market. 

He has also raised concerns over any future trade deal with the EU which ties Britain's hands in negotiations with non-EU nations. 

By contrast Mr Hammond, the Chancellor, has repeatedly warned against a "cliff-edge" Brexit and said that the UK must have as "frictionless" free trade deal with the EU as possible.

As Theresa May prepared to make a landmark Brexit speech in Florence on Friday, The Telegraph examines the key dividing lines.

Boris Johnson's Brexit vision

 

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