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14 July 2016, 15:42
Was The New Chancellor A Goth?
Nick Ferrari uncovers a side to new Chancellor Philip Hammond that you won't have seen before.
Nick Ferrari discovered a previously unknown side of the new Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Philip Hammond has been appointed by Theresa May to replace George Osborne in charge of the Treasury.
But when he was at school, he was a very different character.
When speaking to the new Chancellor, Nick quoted a tweet from Richard Madeley, who went to Shenfield School in Essex with him. He wrote: "Yes, was at school with Phil Hammond - a Goth back then.Used to arrive in class in leather trench-coat with The Guardian under his arm."
But Mr Hammond insisted there was one important point that Mr Madeley got wrong.
He told LBC: "I could tell you lots of things about Richard Madeley.
"Very importantly, after that comment was made, Richard Madeley contacted me to make a very important correction.
"He said that on reflection, it probably was the Financial Times, not the Guardian."