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Most recent annotations on things by Philip Hammond

  • George Morley: Mr Hammond said : "I can confirm today that, despite the fiscal pressures, we will meet our commitment to and keep our promise to the world’s poorest through our overseas aid budget; and meet... (24 November 2016)
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  • Andy Smith: Mr Hammond asks us to trust a regime which, despite making an initial agreement in November 2013, has postponed the deadline for an agreement until June 2015. Meanwhile Iran's Supreme Leader... (26 November 2014)
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  • Ann Perry: Re: 'Nuclear programme' and Iran... AS A READER of the London Review of Books I have read several essays in that publication over the years, by writers such as Jim Holt (Iran & Middle East... (26 November 2014)
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  • Andy Smith: The Foreign Secretary has forgotten that Gaza had a thriving agricultural economy until the Jews were forced at gunpoint to leave by, of all people, the Israeli government. The forces of Hamas... (29 October 2014)
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  • Andy Smith: Of this £20m just how little will be sent on humanitarian aid and how much will be spent by Hamas on more missiles and on building more terror tunnels? (29 October 2014)
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  • J H Hall: Well, this is good as far as it goes but it does not make any commitment to ensuring value for money which is what I presume Douglas Carswell is aiming for. Defence expenditure needs to show at... (17 December 2013)
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  • Tony M: It is strange that the 'MEDAL' review has now morphed into a 'FRAMEWORK' review. What was meant to resolve outstanding issues will now shuffle them off for yet another review by some other... (12 June 2012)
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  • john tandy: In simple terms. Why should British taxpayers pay for Libyian civil wars when we ourselves are finding it extremely difficult even to fill up our vehicle fuel tanks, due to the cost of oil(and UK... (15 November 2011)
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  • john tandy: A humanitarian disaster occured in Sri Lanka in 2009. What did the UK Government (not ours i grant you) do about that ? Of course there is a cost for everything. Including democracy - where... (15 November 2011)
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  • John Byng: The Government have done the wise thing in ruling out extra runways at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, in view of the environmental damage already being caused by these airports. Now they... (24 June 2011)
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  • Katja Leyendecker: Current electricity production is carbon heavy, in future this may change to a mostly nuclear power generation: neither of which is a green or sustainable form of electricity. How is the... (28 January 2011)
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  • Martin Petchey: The Minister is obviously unaware that Virgin Trains (who operate the Pendolinos) actively prevent Milton Keynes commuters from using their services, so more Pendolino carriages are irrelevant,... (28 January 2011)
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  • Arnold Tarling: Oh Great - extend the delays by continuing the tolls AND increase the cost to people stuck in the queues! On two occasions over the last month I have been forced to pay the toll as the... (27 October 2010)
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  • Ben Hoskin: While I was going to critise him for being party political, it is quite an enjoyable read. (28 February 2009)
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  • Ben Hoskin: Well done for being helpful. (28 February 2009)
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  • Peter Stroud: An excellent quip when Phillip Hammond said he would get his bonnet out of the way first. It did not attract a response from single member. Probably few realised the Rob Marris had been charged... (22 April 2008)
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  • Alan Wombell: At last! An MP who has ignored all the 'red-herrings' splattering this debate and spoken for very many of us. (22 April 2008)
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  • Etienne Cherdlu: As someone who actually lives inside the protection zone, I have seen no evidence of any non-agricultural movement restrictions. A few closed footpaths and one closed road near the village of... (9 October 2007)
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  • Nick Waterman: "We have now established that the Secretary of State does not know what time it is" - respect! :-) (9 May 2006)
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  • Paul Greenwood: Whilst I reserve opinion on Lord Turner’s calculations, has Philip Hammond an alternative option to put before Parliament? (14 March 2006)
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  • Saint Swithins-Day: Since the Conservatives obviously favour this policy (it being precisely the sort of bullying policy they would have introduced under Thatcher) I will use this space to offer quotes from the real... (27 January 2006)
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  • Linda Jeffery: As a member of the public both using and working in public services I would far rather a comprehensive complaints system than the Comprehensive Performance Assessment system. whilst it may be... (12 June 2004)
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  • Gregory Block: Let's be frank: If it were a real business, central government wouldn't have to care how badly it was mismanaged. Because people associate local government failures with national government... (28 May 2004)
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  • Mike Bracken: The irony for me -and I've been dealing with this sort of scrutiny system for the last 9 months as a policy advisor in a chief execs department - is that while MPs clamour for the scrutiny system... (27 May 2004)
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