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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 sat as an independent MP. On 5 November 2019 he announced he would not stand for re-election in the December general election.


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

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..
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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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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

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

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

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

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

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: Chancellor to resign if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister

Philip Hammond says he will quit as chancellor if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister, saying he would not hang on "to be sacked".
Independent - 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

Climate protesters interrupt speech by UK finance minister

Climate change protesters briefly interrupted a high-profile speech by British Finance Minister Philip Hammond to leaders of the country's financial services industry on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Philip Hammond: Protesters disrupt chancellor's Mansion House speech

Protesters have disrupted Philip Hammond's Mansion House speech.
Independent - Published

UK risks Scotland split, more austerity after a no-deal Brexit: Hammond

British finance minister Philip Hammond warned contenders in the race to become prime minister that a no-deal Brexit could pull the United Kingdom apart and would deprive Britain's next leader of the..
Reuters - Published

Chancellor refuses to rule out resigning over Theresa May's attempt to spend billions on her 'legacy'

Philip Hammond resents pressure to free up money from the £27bn no-deal Brexit 'war chest' - even as prime minister packs her bags
Independent - Published

Britain's Hammond 'prepared to resign' over May's spending plans: ITV, citing PA

British finance minister Philip Hammond is "prepared to resign" over Prime Minister Theresa May's legacy spending plans, ITV said on Tuesday, citing the Press Association.
Reuters - Published

UK hopes Trump and Xi can ease trade tensions at G20 summit: Hammond

Britain hopes that U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping can make progress on easing trade tensions when they meet later this month at a summit of world leaders in Japan, British..
Reuters - Published

Chancellor urges Boris Johnson to pay EU's £39 billion Brexit bill if he becomes prime minister

Philip Hammond says UK should stand by its existing obligations to the EU
Independent - Published

Theresa May faces opposition from Treasury over plan to boost spending before she quits as PM

Philip Hammond does not want to break into a "war chest" he has built up in case of a no-deal Brexit
Independent - Published

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