May's Deal Is Gaining Supporters, Hammond Says: Brexit UpdateChancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said “significant numbers” of Tory MPs are switching sides and will back Theresa May’s Brexit deal when it returns to the House of Commons. “What’s happened since last Tuesday is a significant number of colleagues have changed their view on this and decided the alternatives are so unpalatable to them that they on reflection think that the prime minister’s deal is the best way to deliver Brexit,” Hammond said in an interview with BBC TV. Hammond denied that the Democratic Unionist Party has been offered extra cash for Northern Ireland during talks in the past few days to persuade them to back May’s deal.