Auhtor: ABBIE LLEWELYN
The Chancellor of the Exchequer called for flexibility in Home Office rules to allow companies to fill vacancies with low-skilled immigrants.
The new Health Secretary Mr Hancock said companies should offer higher wages to attract UK citizens instead.
At the Cabinet’s weekly meeting on Monday the two men clashed on the topic of what our immigration policy should look like after the UK leaves the European Union.
According to the Sun Mr Hancock, a trained economist, said: “We shouldn’t be stubby pencilled accountants because this is about a vision for the country.”
The face-off between the two ministers, the 62-year old Chancellor and 39-year old Health Secretary took place in front of their colleagues at the meeting.
A Cabinet minister who saw the exchange reportedly said: “Matt really went for Philip, and in front of all of us.