TENSIONS between Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson erupted during the budget talks, The Sun can reveal.
The chancellor demanded that the prime minister’s assistants leave the room for a “conversation with reality” as he lashed out over huge spending promises.
Allies deny allegations that Mr. Sunak threatened to resign.
A government source said: “Things got very bad as the expenditure review approached when No10 kept saying more, more. Eventually it overflowed and they had a long conversation with each other. Other Downing Street insiders confirmed the clash in mid-October.
Yesterday, The Times reported that Mr. Sunak’s allies had become frustrated with the chaotic nature of Operation No10 during another round of scathing briefings.
The Prime Minister’s official spokesperson insisted on the fact that the teams of n ° 10 and n ° 11 “continue to work very well together at all levels”.
The Sun revealed yesterday that ministers wanted Mr Sunak’s key aide Liam Booth-Smith to be sacked for denying allegations he was behind the attacks.
A minister said: “The Chancellor’s team is out of control.
No 10 said: “Of course the PM trusts the No 11 team.
“They work closely together to meet the public’s priorities. “
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