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

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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.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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.
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UK's Hammond tells Trump: U.S. and UK share interest in stable world trading system: source

British finance minister Philip Hammond told U.S. President Donald Trump that their two countries had a shared interest in maintaining the stability of the world's trading systems, a source close to..
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