“The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, appears to be doing everything he can to frustrate the will of the British people, who decided by a clear majority to leave the European Union in the referendum of 23rd June 2016.”
It goes on to say that:
“He has completely forfeited the trust of all of those of us who voted to leave the EU by insisting the UK remain in the Customs Union and by repeatedly undermining the UK's negotiations with the EU through his public pronouncements, thereby attempting to frustrate the full execution of the British people's democratic decision.”
The petition, started by Henry Zarb, whose Change.org profile indicates he is based in Miami Florida, hit 10,000 signatures on Saturday 29th July and has since continued to grow.
It has been shared by the Leave.EU campaign on social media.
The knives are out today for the Chancellor and rightly so! His attempted betrayal of referendum is unforgivable. https://t.co/se4JGXBg39— LEAVE.EU (@LeaveEUOfficial) July 30, 2017
The pro-Brexit group has since launched its own campaign to remove Philip Hammond from office, as posted on their Twitter page. The organisation has called on UK voters to get in touch with their representatives over the issue.
Leave.EU is launching a campaign to get Hammond sacked as Chancellor. Get involved by contacting your local MP!https://t.co/RNzPjhUOnx— LEAVE.EU (@LeaveEUOfficial) July 31, 2017
“We can’t continue with a Chancellor who goes off-script and speaks for the interests of the European Union while we are locked in the most important negotiations of our lifetime. His desire to leave our borders open while locking us out of global trade deals is unacceptable. It’s time for Theresa May to show some strength and sack the saboteur.”
With a growing petition against Hammond, as well as this campaign to remove him, it looks like momentum is building against the chancellor. The moves also dampen his chances of becoming a future Conservative leader, if Conservatives want a new leader that is 100% committed to Brexit.
Is Philip Hammond’s political future coming to an early end?