Philip Hammond

Philip Hammond’s departure shows how Brexit has changed the Tories

5 November 2019 16:29

Until a year or two ago, if you’d asked me to describe the archetypal Conservative, I’d have sketched out someone…

Why Boris Johnson needs an election to deliver Brexit

14 August 2019 14:11

What more-or-less all Tory MPs seem to have missed is that Philip Hammond, the ex-chancellor who has become the anti-no-deal…

Why Philip Hammond could just be making things easier for Boris Johnson

14 August 2019 13:14

Is Philip Hammond’s intervention today really a problem for Boris Johnson? The former Chancellor comment piece in the Times declares…

Who is Philip Hammond to lecture Boris Johnson on Brexit?

14 August 2019 11:00

There is a role in British public life known as the Elder Statesman – a former cabinet minister who dispenses…

The truth about Spreadsheet Phil’s bid to block no deal

13 August 2019 14:16

Philip Hammond’s former top advisor has confirmed what many in Westminster have known for some time. Writing in the Guardian, ex-special…

Philip Hammond says he will ‘fight and fight again’ to stop a no-deal Brexit

20 June 2019 22:52

Astonishing scenes at Mansion House tonight. Not the climate change protestors who interrupted Philip Hammond’s speech (though goodness knows how…

Why the next Tory leader should listen to Philip Hammond

14 June 2019 17:32

Philip Hammond is up to one last trick before bowing out – and it’s a good one. The Chancellor has…

Sunday shows round-up: Raab sets out his leadership pitch

26 May 2019 14:55

Dominic Raab –  I’m ‘willing to walk away’ The starting gun for the Conservative leadership race has been fired and…

Philip Hammond’s Budget plan won’t save the High Street

30 October 2018 13:03

How much did Philip Hammond’s giveaway Budget help dying town centres? Not enough, say campaigners, but let’s give the Chancellor…

Will Hammond take this Budget opportunity?

27 October 2018 10:36

Monday’s Budget comes at a delicate point in the Brexit negotiations. I say in The Sun this morning, that a…

The Chancellor must not betray business with another attack on the self-employed

26 October 2018 11:02

The Conservatives used to be known as the party of business. Theresa May still seems to be trying to keep…

What can Monday’s Budget do to make business feel better?

25 October 2018 20:15

‘Uncertainty is draining investment from the UK, with Brexit having a negative impact on eight in ten businesses,’ says Carolyn…

Who can Philip Hammond blame for a tight Budget?

9 October 2018 18:32

Cabinet ministers toddled up Downing Street this morning in a largely good mood. Most of them were relieved that last…

Philip Hammond raises the prospect of delaying Brexit day

15 September 2018 10:31

Philip Hammond’s political tin ear has struck again. As I write in The Sun this morning, he has twice been…

The NHS bus pledge could have a sting in the tail for the Tories

15 June 2018 11:14

Today’s newspapers have managed to catch up with our cover story from last month: Theresa May has agreed to a…

Watch: Former transport secretary quizzes Chancellor over missing millennial railcard

28 May 2018 22:26

Oh dear. It’s six months since Philip Hammond stood up in the Autumn Budget and announced a new railcard for those aged…

May is finally embracing Osborne’s agenda

13 March 2018 16:17

Here are the two words that matter most in today’s Spring Statement: “balanced approach”. Those words appear five times in…

Spring statement: Philip Hammond learns the value of politics

13 March 2018 13:36

Philip Hammond used to pride himself on being ‘spreadsheet Phil’, the Chancellor who didn’t waste his time on politics because…

Full text: Philip Hammond’s Spring Statement

13 March 2018 13:30

The UK was the only major economy to make hundreds of tax and spending changes twice a year. And major…

The toxic politics of ‘soft Brexit’

2 February 2018 13:55

The management principle that in static organisations, people are promoted to their level of incompetence reveals the government’s two most…