Budget 2017: 'Philip Hammond wants to be remembered as the man who steered us through Brexit'

Budget 2017: 'Philip Hammond wants to be remembered as the wise man who steered us through Brexit', says political editor

Philip Hammond will deliver his first budget today (Wednesday March 8)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Philip Hammond won't be theatrical about his budget and wants people to remember him as the man who steered us through Brexit, says the political editor of The Sun

The Chancellor will deliver his first budget today (March 8), which the Treasury has said it will help prepare Britain for a "new chapter" after Brexit.

Tom Newton Dunn told Julia Hartley-Brewer that there will be less "budget theatrics" with Hammond than there were with George Osborne because Hammond "knows he will never be Prime Minister, so his budgets are not auditions to move next door into Number 10."

Hammond wants his political legacy to be that he was the "wise man who steered us through Brexit and won," Newton Dunn added. 

The journalist also commented on Lord Heseltine being sacked as a government advisor, particularly his interview with Julia.

Newton Dunn said "the most interesting revelation of the morning from him was that he’s had no contact at all with Number 10," adding that this suggests "Theresa May is running a Number 10 where she controls what she wants to control and not many other people are invited to her party."

Listen to the full interview above 

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