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Revealed: Philip Hammond becomes Saudi advisor

Philip Hammond in Saudi Arabia, 2016 (photo: Getty)

This week, former Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered a stark warning to Boris Johnson’s government about China. Speaking on Radio 4, the former Tory MP suggested that Britain should avoid weakening trade links with the world’s second largest economy, and instead be ‘frank’ in private about our ‘strong differences of opinion’.

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