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Astonishing scenes at Mansion House tonight. Not the climate change protestors (though goodness knows how they got through the extraordinary security) but the Chancellor saying he will fight and fight again to prevent @BorisJohnson going for a no-deal Brexit (though he did not...
name Johnson), and being cheered to the rafters by the assembled bankers and brokers. This City audience only a few years ago would have been seen as the bedrock and foundation of the Tory party. Now big money feels detached and deserted by a Conservative party that is set...
to choose as its leader a former London mayor wedded to the kind of rupture from the EU viewed as inimical by many in the internationalist City. Strange times
It feels like the end of an era - the City saying farewell to a Chancellor @PhilipHammondUK on its side who is about to be sacked, and also to a political settlement that put its interests first.
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