George Osborne

  • January 7, 2014

    The Chancellor is under fire from all sides following news that the next round of spending cuts are targeted particularly at the most vulnerable.

  • December 6, 2013

    After the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on 5 December 2013, the BBC’s Business Editor, Robert Peston, made an extraordinarily political statement which went unchallenged.

  • December 5, 2013

    Chancellor Osborne’s Autumn Statement was dominated by short-term political considerations and a failure to address structural issues, say opposition parties.

  • July 2, 2013

    “Two arrogant posh boys who don't know the price of milk” Nadine Dorries' opinion of the Prime Minister and the Chancellor gave every appearance of welling up from a deep reservoir of personal peeve. But last week, a Conservative MP expressed an almost identical opinion to me.

  • June 27, 2013

    Yesterday's Comprehensive Spending Review was a display of politics at its most callous and divisive.

  • May 9, 2013

    The UK is experiencing a slower economic recovery than 23 of the 33 advanced economies monitored by theIMF, according to new analysis published by the TUC.

  • April 6, 2013

    Hundreds of millionaire bankers will enjoy an extra £54,000 on average each year from 6 April 2013, thanks to a cut in the top UK tax rate (assuming they pay taxes here and opposition calculations are correct). A massive state bailout previously saved many banks, after their sector triggered an economic crisis in which numerous taxpayers suffered. By coincidence, Mick Philpott – whose crimes are being exploited by the Chancellor and Prime Minister to undermine the principle of social security – also apparently received £54,000 a year from public funds.

  • April 6, 2013

    The government’s war of words against disabled and badly-off people continues unchecked. The latest slurs by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Prime Minister and the Minister for Disabled People suggest that UK politics has become a largely fact-free zone.

  • April 4, 2013

    Today I got an email from George Osborne. It wasn’t personal. I signed up for them on the basis that I like to keep my eye on what he’s doing; or more accurately, what he claims he’s doing.

  • April 3, 2013

    Four major British Churches have described George Osborne's defence of the Government's benefit cuts as "deeply disappointing".