We need a new negotiating team – who will come in hard, making it clear to the EU that we are not going to roll over.
Posts Tagged: Philip Hammond MP
And after hitting a personal low last month, the Budget seems to have got the Chancellor (just) back into the membership’s good books.
And we will have one for Hammond, for what it’s worth, if the armed forces are refused further cash that they need.
Are we due a “Boris eruption”? Where he, May, Davis and Hammond are now on the Government’s Brexit strategy.
The Prime Minister’s stance on regulatory alignment is very hard indeed to square with his vision of a freewheeling Britain. Watch this space.
Next Tory leader. Our survey. Rees-Mogg leads, Gove is second – and none of the above still beats the lot
Add together the totals of those named who backed Brexit, and one reaches a total of nearly 60 per cent of the vote.
Yet embracing change doesn’t mean blinkered acceptance. It is a core Conservative belief that robust rules are needed to ensure one person’s freedom doesn’t trample that of others.
If a £55 billion payment to the EU to start talks on trade has been agreed, it would be an outrage. There is no legal basis for such demands.
The new Defence Secretary’s rawness may make him more likely to dig in against the Treasury than otherwise – precisely because he has a point to prove.
Peter Franklin: Introducing GovOpposition. How the Tories can reinvent themselves in office. And who’s doing it best.
While the responsibilities of government must be shouldered, there’s no doubting the need for a time of renewal – one as profound as in any period of opposition.
Nadhim Zahawi: Unfussily, quietly and impressively, Hammond’s Budget has prepared the ground for national recovery
The Chancellor has not suddenly changed who he is; he has carefully analysed the issues we face and plotted out a course of action to build a Britain fit for the future.
But he says the way the Chancellor presented the OBR’s growth figures was “interesting”.
The Tories are working hard not just to argue but to demonstrate that Scottish interests are best served within British institutions and frameworks.
Plus: We need a Housing Minister who will do for new homes what Michael Heseltine did with development corporations in the 1980s.
Since the Stamp Duty announcement I’ve spotted soft ‘Corbynistas’ actually congratulating the Chancellor by name.
Hammond tries to lure Stormont back to its feet with yet more powers; Scots Tories highlight Budget role; and more.