The Cabinet must confront “the dangerous enemy” of Jeremy Corbyn to prevent him from getting into Downing Street, the Defence Secretary has warned.
“In this summer of warm prosecco I think we in the Cabinet would also do well to reflect on those military virtues: loyalty, discipline, cohesion, that might better enable us first to concentrate our fire on a dangerous enemy in reach of Downing Street – somebody who would lower our defences, scrap our deterrent, weaken our response to terrorism.
“And second, to better articulate again the moral case for lower taxation, for honest public financing, for wider opportunity, enterprise and ownership – the Conservative case.”
Theresa May will face the Labour leader later in a final Commons summer showdown.
Mrs May was forced to tell senior ministers on Tuesday to show “unity” as she urged them to keep details of their discussions around the Cabinet table private after a series of briefings against Chancellor Philip Hammond.
Splits at the top of the Government have made headlines in recent days, with disclosures of remarks designed to damage Mr Hammond – including claims he said public sector workers were “overpaid” and “even a woman can drive a train”.
Mr Hammond responded by appearing to accuse colleagues of briefing against him due to their unhappiness with his position on leaving the EU.
Source: Sky News.