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  • 'A groundhog day for failed policies'


    BEN CHACKO and ROB WELLS explore the lows and lows of Hammond's 2017 Budget

    Wednesday 22nd Nov 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Hammond is living in fantasy land


    FOR ALL the harping on about Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson being the least competent member of the Tory Cabinet — and he has a fair claim to the title — Chancellor Philip Hammond was determined yesterday to give him a run for his money.

    In his speech to the Tory...

    Tuesday 3rd Oct 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Let’s push for an end to the Tories’ pay cap


    A STUDY for the GMB union provides a valuable upto date assessment of how much unpaid overtime is put in by Britain’s public-sector employees.

    Nearly two million staff work an extra eight hours a week on average and receive no payment in return, gifting the rest of us £11...

    Tuesday 25th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • McDonnell takes aim at Hammond over cushy lifestyle


    IT’S rich of Chancellor Philip Hammond to claim that public-sector workers are “overpaid” while he lives a cushy life on taxpayers’ money, John McDonnell said yesterday.

    The shadow chancellor’s criticism comes after the Chancellor was widely condemned for...

    Wednesday 19th Jul 2017

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • Hammond under fire for claiming workers ‘overpaid’


    JOHN McDONNELL condemned “out of touch” Philip Hammond yesterday after the Tory Chancellor was reported as saying that public-sector workers were overpaid.

    Mr McDonnell hit out at Mr Hammond for the comments he allegedly made at a Cabinet meeting last week on the Andrew...

    Monday 17th Jul 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Chancellor caught in sexism row


    CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond was labelled “deeply offensive” yesterday for allegedly suggesting that train driving was so easy “even” a woman could do it.

    His reported comment, at Tuesday’s meeting of the Cabinet, earned the former transport secretary a sharp...

    Monday 17th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Hammond’s Crocodile tears


    CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond’s Mansion House speech to the City of London corporate elite could, at first glance, be seen as mimicking Labour’s jobs first approach to leaving the European Union. But this would be a misreading of Hammond’s political priorities.

    While the...

    Wednesday 21st Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • McDonnell tells Hammond: make DUP deal public


    JOHN McDONNELL penned a letter to Tory Chancellor Philip Hammond yesterday demanding he publicise the cost of any secret deals made with the DUP.

    The shadow chancellor voiced concern about the Democratic Unionist Party’s wish to scrap air passenger duty levied on passengers in...

    Monday 19th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Hammond gets his figures in a major muddle


    CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond’s day went from bad to worse yesterday after he was challenged by shadow chancellor John McDonnell to a televised debate to discuss numbers.

    The Chancellor made a gaffe on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme during which he fell short by a huge £20...

    Thursday 18th May 2017

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • McDonnell: Hammond and Marx guide policy


    JOHN McDONNELL joked yesterday that Karl Marx and Tory Chancellor Philip Hammond, as well as historical Labour figures, are among those who have shaped his economic thinking.

    The shadow chancellor was asked on The Andrew Marr Show whether he was a Marxist.

    He replied that there...

    Monday 8th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain


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