BAE merger deal called off

Major defence firms BAE and EADS are blaming politicians for the collapse of their £25bn merger deal.

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Hammond speaks to adviser after BAE deal collapse

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond spoke to his adviser outside the Conservative Party Conference moments after it was announced that the BAE-EADS merger deal had collapsed.

Philip Hammond outside the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham Credit: ITV News

Mr Hammond had been inside watching David Cameron's conference speech.

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