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With a grim Brexit budget, Hammond hushes critics for now

The right-wing Daily Mail newspaper on Thursday declared Mr Hammond was "Eeyore no more!", referring to the glum donkey from A A Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh books. "I've never been gloomy, I'm a pragmatist. I take the world as it is," Mr Hammond told BBC radio on Thursday.


A GRIM Brexit budget that slashed growth forecasts but gave young voters a tax break on buying their first property may have placated critics of British finance minister Philip Hammond, at least for now.

Mr Hammond was under intense pressure from within his own Conservative

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