Филип Хаммонд
Филип Хэммонд (англ. Philip Hammond; родился 4 декабря 1955) — британский политик от Консервативной партии, министр иностранных дел Великобритании с 15 июля 2014 года. Впервые был избран в парламент в 1997 году от округа Раннимид и Вейбридж.
Филип Хэммонд (англ. Philip Hammond; родился 4 декабря 1955) — британский политик от Консервативной партии, министр иностранных дел Великобритании с 15 июля 2014 года. Впервые был избран в парламент в 1997 году от округа Раннимид и Вейбридж.
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21 апреля, 15:50

A chance at last for Hammond to hunt for a new Bank governor | Larry Elliott

There isn’t a shortage of Brits to succeed Carney, but the net may well be spread beyond these shoresWanted: suitable candidate to run one of the world’s leading central banks. Applicants should demonstrate the economic acumen of a Keynes, the diplomatic skills of a Metternich, the political cunning of a Machiavelli, and the hide of a rhinoceros. Those interested should register their interest with the Right Hon Philip Hammond Esq at HM Treasury. Interviews will take place in the coming months and the name of the new governor will be announced in the autumn.Now that there is a bit of Brexit breathing space, Hammond can get on with a couple of the other issues in his intray, one of which is to find a successor to Mark Carney at the Bank of England when he leaves next January. Continue reading...

12 апреля, 17:22

Hammond plays down Brexit delay increasing chance of second vote

Time likely to be too tight for referendum before end of October, says chancellorPhilip Hammond has played down the possibility that the UK could use the delay to Brexit to hold a second referendum and stressed that he still expects Britain to leave the European Union.Speaking in Washington, the chancellor said time would be too tight to hold a confirmatory vote before the new deadline of the end of October unless it was triggered over the coming weeks. Continue reading...

06 апреля, 12:25

Tory MP says joining in EU elections would be ‘existential threat’ to party

Education minister Nadhim Zahawi says parliament needs to ‘act quickly’ on BrexitTheresa May has been warned that a long delay to Brexit could deal a fatal blow to the Conservatives, with one minister claiming that participating in the European elections would be a “suicide note” for the party.The warning came as the government continues intensive talks to find a Brexit compromise with Labour. Continue reading...

04 апреля, 13:02

UK must offer ‘credible and realistic way forward’ to justify new Brexit delay, says Irish PM - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 7.22pm BST The elements have not been kind to candidates and party activists in south Wales as voting in the Newport West by-election nears its conclusion.These tweets from Labour supporters summed it up – monsoon rain, biblical hail. Union-branded raincoats and brollies.We’ve campaigned through a Monsoon, Biblical hail and sunny Skies in Newport today on the #LabourDoorstep for @RuthNewportWest. If you can spare an hour or two come join us and experience Newport’s a Wild weather ☀️ pic.twitter.com/ZgrEHqeYY9Now out campaigning in #NewportWestByElection for our fantastic candidate @RuthNewportWest such a great response on the door for Ruth. Note my @unisontweets brolly and @GMBPolitics waterproof coat #StandingUpForNewportWest @WelshLabour @nptwestlab pic.twitter.com/1kLl7ZxgX9 Related: Newport West byelection: voters look away from main parties for renewal 7.06pm BST This is a minor victory for the Brexiter filibuster: The Yvette Cooper bill, which would require the PM to request an article 50 extension and avoid a no-deal Brexit, will remain with the Lords until Monday.Its supporters had wanted to see it fast-tracked through the upper chamber, so that it could become law by the end of today.BREAKING: Govt Chief Whip announces that following internal discussions, #CooperLetwinBill will have 2nd Reading later tonight, with remaining stages taking place on Monday (8th April) in 'timely fashion' to allow Commons to consider any Lords amendts Continue reading...

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02 апреля, 14:39

Where do cabinet ministers stand on soft Brexit v no deal?

Who favours customs union, who says UK should leave without deal – and who is not sure?Follow the day’s political developments - live updatesIt seems that a majority of cabinet ministers could now back a no-deal Brexit over a long delay and a customs union, with former remainers such as the Treasury chief secretary, Liz Truss, and the home secretary, Sajid Javid, now among the voices calling on Theresa May to seek this option.Ten cabinet ministers have signed a letter coordinated by Chris Heaton-Harris, the Brexit minister in charge of no-deal planning, urging the prime minister to leave without a deal. Here’s how the cabinet splits in favour of no deal versus a softer Brexit compromise – and those who could go either way. Continue reading...

26 марта, 21:24

UK economy defies Brexit gloom even as crisis deepens

Latest Guardian analysis finds economic indicators positive but weaker growth is forecastHow has Brexit vote affected the UK economy? March verdictUK economy remains afloat despite Brexit shenanigansMPs are entering the crunch phase of the Brexit process against a backdrop of better news from the British economy, despite growing alarm over the political deadlock and the lingering risk of a no-deal departure from the European Union, according to the latest Guardian analysis.The Guardian’s monthly tracker of economic news showed employment reaching the highest levels on record and consumers continuing to spend on the high street, even as Britain’s departure from the EU looms. Continue reading...

25 марта, 00:19

Brexit: leave-backing MPs pile on pressure as May’s deal drifts away

High-stakes Chequers summit breaks up without agreementTheresa May’s prospects of getting her Brexit deal through parliament this week dramatically receded on Sunday night after a high-stakes summit with Boris Johnson and other leading hard-Brexiters at her country retreat broke up without agreement.Tory rebels present said that the prime minister repeated “all the same lines” about her deal and that nothing new emerged during the three-hour meeting, at which Jacob Rees-Mogg, Iain Duncan Smith and Dominic Raab were also present. Continue reading...

24 марта, 13:15

Ministers deny plotting to oust May as Brexit rebels head for Chequers

Michael Gove and David Lidington deny claims of coup as PM meets with Johnson and Rees-MoggPhilip Hammond has admitted Theresa May’s Brexit deal may not be able to get through the Commons, as senior ministers moved to quell speculation the prime minister could be forced out within days in a cabinet revolt.Ahead of the prime minister’s meeting with a group of senior Tory rebels at her Chequers country retreat, the chancellor told Sky News’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday that Conservative colleagues were “very frustrated” and “desperate to find a way forward”. Continue reading...

21 марта, 20:46

Hammond boosted by consumer spending and higher tax receipts

Shoppers ‘ignore Brexit’, while record employment levels contribute to £1bn deficit cutPhilip Hammond has received a twin boost after the latest official figures showed consumers ignoring the threat of a no-deal Brexit to carry on spending, and higher tax receipts leading to a fresh fall in the government’s budget deficit.Data from the Office for National Statistics showed retail sales – goods bought in shops or online – were up 0.4% in February, confounding City fears of a similar-sized decline. Continue reading...

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17 марта, 23:10

May in make-or-break bid to gain DUP support for her Brexit deal

Third meaningful vote unlikely this week unless PM believes she has enough support to winTheresa May will embark on a final desperate scramble to win the Democratic Unionist party’s backing for her Brexit deal on Monday, in the hope that it could unlock parliament’s support at the third time of asking.With several prominent Brexiters, including the former work and pensions secretary Esther McVey, now willing to switch their vote and support the deal, government sources said they hoped DUP backing could create “a sense of momentum”. Continue reading...

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17 марта, 19:41

A long delay is the only real way out of this Brexit quagmire | Matthew d’Ancona

More Tories may back Theresa May’s deal, but it is still unlikely to pass. A pause for reflection is in the nation’s best interest“We are getting close to resolving this now.” So Philip Hammond told the BBC’s Andrew Marr today, delivering this fabulously silly Brexit forecast without a flicker of visible irony. Who says the chancellor doesn’t have a sense of humour? As it happens, he went on to break character pretty quickly by admitting that there may not even be a third meaningful vote on Theresa May’s deal this week.If the government’s managers do not think they have a chance of winning – or at least of significantly reducing the margin of defeat – they will not subject the prime minister to yet another humiliation on Tuesday. The case for trying is the remarkable speed with which a number of previously hardline Brexiteers are discovering the merits of pragmatism and reconciliation. It is amazing how quickly non-negotiable objections can melt away as the clock ticks, reality bites and careerism trumps principle. Continue reading...

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14 марта, 13:28

Big pay rises for top earners deepening inequality, says IFS

Wage hikes of nearly 6% could signal return of pre-2008 rewards, thinktank saysBig pay rises for people already earning at least £1m a year could be the result of a return to levels of reward for bankers and top company bosses not seen since before the financial crisis, according to the head the UK’s leading economic thinktank.New data collected by HMRC and released alongside the chancellor’s spring statement showed pay for the highest earners rose nearly 6% between April and September last year, compared with 3.7% for the rest of the workforce. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said the pay disparity would exacerbate inequality. Continue reading...

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14 марта, 12:30

Wake up, Philip Hammond. The climate crisis needs action, not lip service | Caroline Lucas

On green issues, this government dithers, delays and contradicts. However, our young climate activists are starting to be heardFor once, Philip Hammond’s spring statement acknowledged the climate crisis and the collapse of wildlife and insect populations around the world.But has the chancellor been swept up by the rising tide of climate activism? Has he been inspired by the courage and passion of the young people joining school strikes to defend their futures? Sadly not. Continue reading...

14 марта, 10:54

Brexit: More Labour resignations over second referendum vote – Politics live

Junior ministers leave after voting against amendment when they had been ordered to abstainHow would an extension to article 50 work?How did each MP vote in this week’s Brexit motions? 11.08pm GMT The decision to suspend Steel was taken by the party in Scotland, Vince Cable has told the BBC’s Newsnight programme, adding that they acted “quickly, properly and in an orderly way”.There was very serious concern about what he said, serious allegations, they have got to be investigated. I think the proper procedure which has been followed is that he is suspended while these investigations take place. We take it very seriously.No it isn’t. The investigation needs to precede, we will look at the consequences when they happen.Naturally, if there is distress in the family, we are deeply concerned about it. We need to investigate what happened and establish the truth. 10.44pm GMT The Press Association has produced this helpful timeline of the last three days in Parliament – for those of us who are feeling somewhat lost. Continue reading...

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14 марта, 10:53

Benefits freeze hits 10 million poor families, but top 0.1%'s wealth swells – as it happened

Economists warn that poor households are suffering from the UK’s benefits freeze, while the rich get richerLatest: 10 million families hit againBut top 0.1% see earnings surgePoor families hurt by ‘highly regressive’ changesAusterity continues for low-income households 7.00pm GMT PPS: The Institute of Directors are particularly scathing of our political leaders.Edwin Morgan, Interim Director General of the Institute of Directors, says:“Few in business will be stepping forward to thank Parliament for its efforts this week. We know a tiny, tiny amount more about the next steps than we did a couple of days ago, but the problem is that the clock is still ticking and no deal is still the default.“It may be folly to hope that Parliament can agree on anything more than what it doesn’t want, but the Brexit process parted company with reason a long time ago, so what choice do business leaders have?” 6.57pm GMT PS: Here’s a bit more reaction to MPs voting to extend Article 50 tonight.Andrew Gray, Head of Brexit at PwC, says firms should keep preparing for a no-deal:“Some businesses may see today’s news as a reason to slow down on their preparations for the imminent threat of no-deal, but an extension is not yet a done deal.”“The legal default remains that the UK leaves on 29 March, with or without a deal, and that is what businesses need to prepare for.”“Seeking an extension to Article 50 is welcome as an alternative to leaving the EU with no deal. But it will only be meaningful if the time is used to agree a realistic way ahead that can win the support of Parliament and the EU27. Political leadership is long overdue. “The urgent and overriding priority of the Government and all MPs must now be to agree a clear plan to put an end to the uncertainty over Brexit that is blighting investment decisions and development activity across the country.”“Tonight the House of Commons has begun to indicate its preferred way forward to break the Brexit logjam. Clarity on that has been long awaited and is welcome. However, as the focus moves away from a 29 March 2019 exit date towards a later date, we must not overlook that 29 March is still the date in the Withdrawal Act.It is critical that MPs now follow-through on their intentions with actions. The government must swiftly agree the length of delay with the EU and table a statutory instrument to change that date. Only then can the diversion of time, effort and money towards no-deal planning be halted.” Continue reading...

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14 марта, 00:01

As the losses take their toll, May is now a leader in name only | John Crace

The Maybot is breaking down and the Commons has descended into near anarchyFirst as tragedy. Then as farce. Finally as sheer batshit craziness. Even by her own standards, this was a new low. The prime minister cannot now even win what should have been a gimme, something with which she fundamentally agrees. Having resorted to whipping against the motion she had championed the day before, after her attempts to get the Caroline Spelman amendment pulled had failed, she now found herself on losing territory again. On current form you would back Theresa May to come second in a one-horse race.The losses are taking their toll. As she rose to explain her latest defeat, it became clear an arm had fallen off. A manically rotating eyeball was dangling out of its socket. Her voice still no more than a hollow, metallic rasp. The sound of a 1980s computer testing the beta version of a language script. Possibly English. Continue reading...

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13 марта, 22:37

Steve Bell on the spring statement – cartoon

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13 марта, 21:52

The Guardian view on ending austerity: in rhetoric alone | Editorial

If the Tories want to end austerity, they will have to focus on ending the lived experience of itWhen Philip Hammond declared the end of austerity last October, he garnered glowing reviews. Yet in truth he only protected the NHS, defence and international aid from real-terms cuts. With new forecasts, Mr Hammond says he can splurge more. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) thinks the chancellor has £26bn to throw around; enough to ensure other departments do not have to endure flat or falling budgets.The Guardian welcomes the Tory chancellor’s tone on spending, and the dropping of the absurd narrative that the financial crisis was caused by the moral failings of those too lazy to work. More spending on police is a good thing given the spate of horrific knife attacks. Funding to build 30,000 affordable homes is a crowd-pleaser. In calling for an investigation into the tech giants’ grip on digital advertising and time on gas boilers in homes, Mr Hammond burnished Tory modernising credentials. Continue reading...

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13 марта, 18:46

Chancellor offers £3bn fix for Britain's 'broken housing market'

Philip Hammond’s spring statement includes funding to build 30,000 affordable homesA new £3bn scheme will fund the building of 30,000 affordable homes, the chancellor has said, as he proclaimed that the government was on track to reach its target of 300,000 new homes a year in Britain.Philip Hammond’s spring statement also contained a patchwork of separate schemes to boost housebuilding, including £717m to “unlock up to 37,000 homes” in the Oxford-Cambridge arc, Cheshire and west London. Continue reading...

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13 марта, 18:10

Did no one tell Philip Hammond that austerity is raging outside? | Aditya Chakrabortty

Public services are in tatters, interest rates are negligible, and yet in his spring statement the chancellor gives us ‘reviews’ instead of policiesListen to Philip Hammond and it’s easy to get lulled into a false sense that he is an adult making sober, cautious decisions. Not blessed with the (ahem) charisma of a Boris Johnson, he is happily less given to spouting headline-grabbing rubbish. While his colleagues have spent the past two and a half years promising voters the moon on a stick, the chancellor has kept his cool. The spring statement was classic Hammond. Sandwiched between Tuesday’s humiliation for Theresa May and the no-deal vote Wednesday night, he was never going to command any front pages. Watching, you could mistake him for the bank manager your branch doesn’t have: sensible, dull, unremarkable. Related: Spring statement: fossil fuel heating ban for new homes, as Brexit warchest swells - live Continue reading...