Archive: Phillip Hammond

"May's cruel streak could create many enemies on the backbenches"

Week in Review: May's cruel streak on show over Hammond affair

The budget fallout shows the prime minister is either irrelevant, weak or cruel

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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