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The news comes shortly after the backlash that emerged after the Chancellor revealed he is not prepared to put money aside for a no deal scenario if Brexit talks are sabotaged by the failing European superstate.

The source said: “Theresa and Philip can’t bear to be alone together in a room.

“They don’t talk as much as they should, and they are too buttoned up with each other when they do.”

The cabinet source also told The Sun: “That’s what happens when you get two unemotional introverts at the top of the tree. It’s getting quite dysfunctional again.”

The Prime Minister stood against her Chancellor after he failed to assure the British public that the country would be prepared in the event of a no deal scenario.

Mrs May told MPs on Wednesday that she will put aside an anxiety relieving £250million in Mr Hammond’s new budget on November 22 to protect the public from meddling Eurocrats.

Some of Mr Hammond’s closest allies have attempted to rescue the faltering Chancellor.

Tory MP Kwasi Kwarteng stated: “He’s got a complete mastery of his brief, he knows the detail inside out, he’s very clear-eyed about the possibilities and also some of the challenges we face.”

Vocal Brexiteer Dr Liam Fox has backed the PM by declaring that money needs to be spent to ensure a safety net for the UK if Brussels refuses to give negotiation concessions.

He claimed: “The Chancellor says that we need to spend money only as necessary – I think that’s correct but we also need to ensure that we spend money on all areas where contingency plans are necessary.”

Mrs May said on Wednesday that there was no block on resources to lay the foundations for the possibility of the Brussels talks collapsing without agreement.

The Prime Minister told the Commons: “Where money needs to be spent, it will be spent.”

Her remarks at Prime Minister’s Questions were seen as a rebuke to Mr Hammond, who had earlier claimed taxpayers’ cash should not be spent on contingency measures that might never be needed.

Mrs May announced the new £250million Brexit war chest after a question from leading anti-Brussels Tory Iain Duncan Smith.

Mr Duncan Smith asked her to confirm that “all money necessary will be allocated” to the effort to steady the Government for quitting the EU without a deal.

Mrs May replied: “We are preparing for every eventuality. We are committing money to prepare for Brexit, including a no-deal scenario.”

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