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Watch: Philip Hammond’s geography gaffe

Watch: Philip Hammond’s geography gaffe
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Philip Hammond’s jokes struggled to raise many laughs during his Tory conference speech. But it wasn’t only the Chancellor’s sense of humour at fault today. Hammond started his speech by telling the audience in Manchester:

'40 years ago this week, here in the north-east…’

Mr S. suggests that ‘Spreadsheet Phil’ might like to spend a little longer studying a map the next time he delivers a speech outside London…

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