Hammond under pressure as Lawson calls for chancellor to be sacked


Philip Hammond faced a wave of fury from Eurosceptic Conservatives on Thursday, as former chancellor Nigel Lawson said he should be sacked for adopting Brexit policies that came “very close to sabotage”.Mr Hammond insisted this week that he would wait until the “very last moment” before releasing large amounts of …

Tory civil war over Brexit rages on as allies of Chancellor Philip Hammond brand Boris Johnson ‘simple minded’

The Tory civil war was raging today as allies of Philip Hammond branded Boris Johnson ‘simple minded’ over Brexit. Supporters of the Chancellor and the Foreign Secretary have been trading blows despite desperate efforts to broker a truce in the run-up The 8 things you might have missed this weekend

Tory Chancellor Philip Hammond says he could see Monarch collapse coming

The Tory Chancellor has claimed he could see the Monarch Airlines collapse coming – but says it wasn’t the government’s job to step in. Philip Hammond shrugged “that’s what happens in a marketplace” and said he was “sure” many of the airline’s stricken …News Daily: Monarch Airlines closure and Catalonia vote

Hammond: No cash for

Getty Images Taxpayers’ money should not be spent on preparing for a “no-deal” Brexit, Chancellor Philip Hammond has said. Writing in the Times ahead of next month’s Budget, Mr Hammond said he would spend only when it was “responsible” to do so. The chancellor said he had a responsibility to …

Speed up Brexit transition talks or deal will be worthless, says UK's Hammond

LONDON (Reuters) – British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday the value of a transitional Brexit deal would decline rapidly if talks to agree it drag into next year, but said it was too soon to spend money on contingency plans. Negotiations on the terms of Britain’s exit from …

Hammond calls Corbyn ‘a clear and present danger’ to prosperity

Philip Hammond at the Conservative conference: ‘A new generation is being tempted down a dangerous path.’ Photograph: David Gadd/Sportsphoto Ltd./Allstar. Conservative conference 2017. Hammond calls Corbyn ‘a clear and present danger’ to …All ministers are sackable – Chancellor Philip Hammond

Hammond refuses to pump money into ‘no deal’ Brexit plans

Philip Hammond today admitted a no deal Brexit could mean planes were grounded in Britain on day one. The Chancellor insisted the scenario was highly unlikely but said it was something which had to be prepared for in case talks fail.Mr Hammond made the claim in evidence to the Commons Treasury …

Theresa May and Philip Hammond appear split on spending for 'no deal' Brexit

A new Brexit faultline opened up in the Conservative party after Theresa May appeared to slap down Chancellor Philip Hammond over how much the Government will spend preparing for a ‘no deal’ Brexit. The Prime Minister said she has now set aside £250m to help prepare for Brexit, including a …