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Philip Hammond: British Independent politician
Philip Hammond is a British former politician who was Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2016 to 2019 under Prime Minister Theresa May. He served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Runnymede and Weybridge from 1997 to 2019. First elected as a Conservative, Hammond had the Conservative whip removed on 3 September 2019 for voting against the Boris Johnson government and subsequently sat as an independent MP. On 5 November 2019 he announced he would not stand for re-election in the December general election.


Boris Johnson 'nominates Ken Clarke and Philip Hammond for peerages' after expelling pair from Tory party over Brexit

Prominent Corbyn critics Ian Austin and John Woodcock also to be elevated to Lords by PM
Independent - Published

Ex-UK finance minister Hammond joins exodus from parliament

Former British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Tuesday he would not stand as a candidate in the upcoming national election, the latest high-profile lawmaker to join an exodus from parliament.
Reuters - Published

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China halts LSE link over HK tensions - sources [Video]China halts LSE link over HK tensions - sources

China has temporarily blocked planned cross-border listings between the Shanghai and London stock exchanges because of political tensions with Britain, sources have told Reuters. David Pollard reports.

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Former UK finance minister Hammond to stand down as lawmaker

Former British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Tuesday he will stand down as a lawmaker before the Dec. 12 national election after being kicked out of the Conservative parliamentary party for..
Reuters - Published

Philip Hammond quits: Former chancellor to stand down at general election

Former chancellor Philip Hammond has announced he will stand down at the general election.
Independent - Published

Brexit: Former chancellor Philip Hammond backs bid to keep UK in customs union

Move increases chances of Boris Johnson's Bill being sabotaged – exposing why he has put it on 'pause'
Independent - Published

I will not back government's election bid, says UK former finance minister

Britain's former finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday he would vote against Prime Minister Boris Johnson's bid on Monday to force an election, saying parliament should be focused on trying to..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson 'will end up in court' if he does not request Brexit delay from EU, former chancellor Philip Hammond says

Ex-minister floats new 'super-soft Brexit' plan for low-friction tariff-free trade
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson steals Labour’s clothes even as he takes Tories to the right – Ian Swanson

boris johnson steals labour’s clothes even as he takes tories to the right – ian swanson
The decision by former Cabinet minister and Conservative leadership candidate Rory Stewart to quit the party is yet another sign Boris Johnson has shifted the Tories decisively to the right. The..
WorldNews - Published

Brexit: Labour demands inquiry into ex-chancellor's claims Boris Johnson backers set to profit from no-deal

Labour's John McDonnell is writing to the cabinet secretary to demand a conflict of interest inquiry, following allegations by Philip Hammond that rich backers of the prime minister stand to profit..
Independent - Published

Philip Hammond threatens to sue Conservatives over loss of party whip

'This is my party, and I am not going to be pushed out of it,' says former chancellor
Independent - Published

Tory civil war intensifies as Philip Hammond warns Boris Johnson he cannot expel him over Brexit: 'The fight of a lifetime'

Former chancellor also pours scorn on prime minister's claims on fresh Brexit deal, saying: 'There is no progress. There are no substantive negotiations going on'
Independent - Published

Britain's Hammond: We have the numbers to defeat Johnson on Brexit

An alliance of opposition parties and rebel Conservative lawmakers should have the numbers to defeat Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government on Brexit on Tuesday, former British finance minister..
Reuters - Published

Sajid Javid's media adviser 'escorted from Downing Street' after being sacked by No 10 strategist Dominic Cummings

Special advisor previously worked for Philip Hammond at No 11
Independent - Published

Former UK finance minister Hammond says move to block no-deal Brexit will have to be next week

British lawmakers who want to stop a possible no-deal Brexit will have to take action next week, former finance minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to..
Reuters - Published

No-deal Brexit: Corbyn urges Tory MPs to join alliance to stop UK crashing out of EU

Jeremy Corbyn has fired off an appeal to 116 Tory and independent MPs, including Theresa May and Philip Hammond, to join forces with Labour to block a no-deal Brexit.
Independent - Published

Philip Hammond demands apology from Boris Johnson over no-deal Brexit leak

Former chancellor insists that ex-ministers from May cabinet cannot be blamed for releasing government warnings of chaos if UK crashes out of EU
Independent - Published

No-deal Brexit will be stopped, former finance minister Hammond says

Parliament will block a no-deal Brexit if unelected people behind Prime Minister Boris Johnson try to wrench Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 without agreement, former finance minister..
Reuters - Published

Former chancellor and house of commons speaker signal challenge to no-deal Brexit

former chancellor and house of commons speaker signal challenge to no-deal brexit
The former British Chancellor and the current speaker of the country’s house of commons signalled they intend to oppose a no-deal Brexit in separate comments on Tuesday. Former UK chancellor Philip..
WorldNews - Published

Brexit: Dominic Cummings blames Philip Hammond for failure to prepare for no-deal

Ally of former chancellor dismisses the claims of Boris Johnson's senior adviser as 'simply untrue'
Independent - Published

Ex-UK finance minister, Labour plot ways to block no-deal Brexit: paper

Former British finance minister Philip Hammond, who quit the government last week before Boris Johnson took over as prime minister, has held secret talks with the opposition Labour Party about how to..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan-origin Sajid Javid becomes first non-white UK treasury chief

pakistan-origin sajid javid becomes first non-white uk treasury chief
Britain has got its first non-white finance minister. Pakistan-origin former home secretary Sajid Javid has become Britain’s new Chancellor – a job that is considered most important after the prime..
WorldNews - Published

UK's Hammond quits as finance minister before Johnson becomes PM

British finance minister Philip Hammond resigned from the government on Wednesday, following through on a promise to leave rather than serve under incoming prime minister Boris Johnson.
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson has bigger problems than the make-up of his cabinet

boris johnson has bigger problems than the make-up of his cabinet
Cabinet MPs are making plans to jump before they’re pushed, but Johnson should be more worried about his working majority. " data-adaptive-image-768-img=" " data-adaptive-image-1024-img=" "..
WorldNews - Published

UK finance minister Philip Hammond says 'will resign' if Boris Johnson becomes next prime minister

British finance minister Philip Hammond said Sunday he would make a point of resigning before Boris Johnson became prime minister, saying he could never agree to his Brexit strategy
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Independent

Final hours of voting in race to become British PM

final hours of voting in race to become british pm
After a month-long contest between former London mayor Johnson and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, the postal votes of up to 160,000 grassroots Conservatives will decide the governing party's next..
WorldNews - Published

UK finance minister to quit over no-deal Brexit if Johnson becomes PM

British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday he would resign if Boris Johnson became prime minister because he felt unable to support a leader happy to take the country out of the European..
Reuters - Published

UK political storm over seized tanker

Philip Hammond says the UK did not "take its eye off the ball" amid escalating tensions in the Gulf.
BBC News - Published

Philip Hammond says he will quit if Boris Johnson becomes PM

philip hammond says he will quit if boris johnson becomes pm
British chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond has become the second British cabinet minister to announce they will quit the UK government if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister. Mr Hammond, who..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Independent

UK finance minister Hammond to resign on Wednesday over no-deal Brexit

Britain's finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday he would resign on Wednesday before his expected sacking by the favorite to become Britain's next prime minister, Boris Johnson, takes office.
Reuters - Published

Britain's chancellor to quit if Johnson becomes PM

Philip Hammond tells the BBC he plans to resign when Theresa May leaves office next week.
BBC News - Published

Philip Hammond Suggests He Could Vote To Bring Down Boris Johnson's Government Over No-Deal Brexit

philip hammond suggests he could vote to bring down boris johnson's government over no-deal brexit
Chancellor Philip Hammond has suggested he could vote to bring down his own Tory government if Boris Johnson pursues a no-deal Brexit. In a further ramping up of pressure on Johnson ahead of his..
WorldNews - Published

Philip Hammond says he 'greatly fears' impact of no-deal Brexit – video

philip hammond says he 'greatly fears' impact of no-deal brexit – video
The chancellor has said he fears the cost of a no-deal Brexit to the British economy. Speaking at the G7 in France, Hammond said that a report published by the Office for Budget Responsibility showed..
WorldNews - Published

UK's Hammond says fears impact of worst case no deal Brexit

British Finance Minister Philip Hammond said that he feared the consequences on the economy and the public finances of a worst case no deal departure from the European Union as analyzed in a fiscal..
Reuters - Published

UK's Hammond pledges to fight a no-deal Brexit from outside government

British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Monday he would not stay in his job when the country's next prime minister takes over next week, and he would do everything he could to stop a no-deal..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Philip Hammond warns UK will lose control in no-deal scenario

The Chancellor believes that the power over Brexit lies with EU member states and private business.
BBC News - Published

France likely to use border checks as 'political tool' after no-deal Brexit: UK's Hammond

France is likely to threaten delays on its border with Britain to exert political leverage if there is a no-deal Brexit, British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Hopes rise for MPs' move to block no-deal after Theresa May pressed by chancellor to grant Tory MPs free vote

Philip Hammond wants whip lifted on any amendments to stop Boris Johnson suspending parliament in the autumn - ahead of clash tonight
Independent - Published

UK would need all its fiscal headroom, and more, for a no-deal Brexit: Hammond

Britain would need to spend all its existing, 27 billion-pound ($34 billion) "fiscal headroom" and more to offset the impact on the economy of a no-deal Brexit, finance minister Philip Hammond said on..
Reuters - Published

No-deal Brexit to cost UK £90bn, chancellor tells Tory leadership rivals

Soon-to-be-sacked Philip Hammond threatens revolt, telling MPs 'It will be for the House of Commons to ensure that that doesn't happen'
Independent - Published

Britain must live within its means, finance minister Hammond warns PM contenders

Britain must live within its means and the two contenders vying to become prime minister should be honest about the consequences of their spending plans, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Warning PM rivals, minister says no deal would swallow Brexit war chest

Finance minister Philip Hammond challenged the two rivals to become Britain's prime minister over their spending promises on Monday, warning that walking away from the European Union without a deal..
Reuters - Published

UK's Hammond warns PM contenders over post-Brexit spending promises

British finance minister Philip Hammond challenged the two contenders seeking to become the country's next prime minister over their promises to use existing room for maneuver in the government..
Reuters - Published

Theresa May defends committing government to spending billions during final weeks in office

Philip Hammond asserts he will resign if PM threatens his prudent economic record with 'vanity projects'
Independent - Published

Minister Mark Field suspended over video of him grabbing protester

minister mark field suspended over video of him grabbing protester
A government minister has been suspended while being investigated over footage showing him forcibly removing a female protester from a black-tie dinner in the City of London. Foreign Office minister..
WorldNews - Published

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