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A group of climate change protesters have disrupted the chancellor’s speech at the annual Mansion House dinner.

Greenpeace has said 40 of its volunteers, in red evening dress with sashes reading “climate emergency”, gatecrashed Philip Hammond’s speech in the Egyptian Hall.

Areeba Hamid, Climate Campaigner for Greenpeace UK, said: “This is a climate emergency. Business as usual is no longer an option.

“The real bottom line, the priority that needs to come before all others, is not profit, revenue or growth, but survival.

“That needs to be recognised in every boardroom and on every balance sheet, starting with the Chancellor’s.”

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