Archive: Phillip Hammond

"The Conservatives will be left looking for manifesto gimmicks to get them over the line – of the sort that Hammond has delivered, five years too early, and six months too late"

Hammond’s manifesto – five years too early, six months too late

Yesterday's Budget has done what the Tory manifesto should have

Opinion Former Articles

  • George Osborne (or Henry VII) sits in his star chamber

    Hammond won't yield before star chamber threat

    Philip Hammond has made clear he is far from waving the white flag over more spending cuts, after George Osborne reconstituted the 'star chamber' to bring Whitehall's biggest beasts into line.

  • Commons to see a gay marriage rebellion before the Europe revolt is even over

    Civil war in the Tory party

    The Conservative party was in disarray today, after it was hit by multiple rows on Europe, gay marriage, and a growing disconnect between the leadership and its members.

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