Phillip Hammond is glad businesses are asking for “indefinite delay” on leaving single market

Phillip Hammond has welcomed business leaders who have called for an infinite delay on leaving the single market. He seemed to express agreement in what he called a “sensible Brexit”, directly opposing his party’s current “hard Brexit” strategy. He said: … Continue reading Phillip Hammond is glad businesses are asking for “indefinite delay” on leaving single market

Financial lifelines for London Bridge delayed as Hammond won’t officially state it was a terrorist attack

Until Phillip Hammond officially states the London Bridge attack was a terrorist incident, the insurance industry cannot make crucial payments to support businesses and small traders affected by the London Bridge attack. The attacks were condemned as a terrorist attack … Continue reading Financial lifelines for London Bridge delayed as Hammond won’t officially state it was a terrorist attack

Phillip Hammond to be “caretaker PM” if he agrees to step aside in 2 years, says Sunday Times

The Sunday Times have claimed Phillip Hammond is being ushered into the role of “caretaker PM” before the Conservative party conference, as long as he agrees to step aside after two years. This story is also echoed by The Daily … Continue reading Phillip Hammond to be “caretaker PM” if he agrees to step aside in 2 years, says Sunday Times

Phillip Hammond makes dodgy Brexit analogy which shows “how rich he is”

Phillip Hammond has been widely mocked for a comment he made about Brexit. Mr Hammond [said]: “When you buy a house you don’t necessarily move all your furniture in on the first day you buy it.” -Telegraph Many have pointed … Continue reading Phillip Hammond makes dodgy Brexit analogy which shows “how rich he is”

Phillip Hammond dodges question about how long May will last as PM

On BBC’s Andrew Marr show this morning, Phillip Hammond dodged a question about Theresa May’s future as leader of the party. Asked how long Mrs May “has got” in number 10, the Chancellor replied: “I think what the country needs … Continue reading Phillip Hammond dodges question about how long May will last as PM

Phillip Hammond accused of preventing Theresa May from concluding DUP talks

Whitehall sources have accused Phillip Hammond of “nit-picking” and say this is the reason a deal still hasn’t been officially agreed. The Telegraph alleges there has been a “row” over airport taxes in Belfast. The Daily Telegraph has been told … Continue reading Phillip Hammond accused of preventing Theresa May from concluding DUP talks

Phillip Hammond blames election result on May’s Hard Brexit

Phillip Hammond has blamed the result of the election, which saw the Tory government lose seats and their working majority, on Theresa’s Hard Brexit strategy. The Daily Mail claim that “Remainers” are worried that a softer Brexit is the first … Continue reading Phillip Hammond blames election result on May’s Hard Brexit