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Philip Hammond will not resign as Chancellor just yet, writes Robert Peston

Robert Peston writes that Philip Hammond may resign next week. Credit: PA

In case anyone still expecting Philip Hammond to resign as chancellor today, he won’t.

I am reliably told it is on his “to do list” for early next week.

But Hammond is so opposed to any attempt to deprive parliament of a chance to block no-deal Brexit, he will today not oppose the Lords amendment that endeavours to make a prorogation of parliament in October impossible.

So will Theresa May sack him? Seems very unlikely.