At Coffee House, we occasionally criticise George Osborne for stretching the truth when describing the deficit – but when it comes to hoodwinking broadcasters and deceiving voters, Ed Balls is the master.… Continue reading The post When will broadcasters challenge Ed Balls on his porkies about his deficit plans? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
If a confrontation with Paxo or Brillo is like going ten rounds with a grizzly bear, spending time on Andrew Marr's sofa is the political equivalent of a smooch by a pound puppy. Yet this giver of the most gentle of interviews had George Osborne on the ropes in seconds. Show More Summary
When Ed Balls appeared alongside George Osborne on the Andrew Marr Show earlier this year, the Shadow Chancellor told viewers how much he wanted to have a TV debate with… Continue reading The post Is Ed Balls running scared from debating George Osborne? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
This is supposed to be the week when people start thinking about the General Election. George Osborne certainly thinks voters are only just switching on as he used his press… Continue reading The post George Osborne’s press conference leaves questions unanswered appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
So who is talking more nonsense about the housing market: George Osborne or Ed Miliband? From today’s newspapers, it’s hard to tell. The problem: the era of low interest rates… Continue reading The post Osborne and Miliband compete to see who has the worst housing policy appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The UK’s decision to sell off its 40% stake in channel tunnel rail operator Eurostar has prompted harsh criticism from the country’s trade unions. British chancellor George Osborne today announced a £757 million deal that wouldShow More Summary
Will George Osborne come ever clean about his successes? I caught up with the Chancellor in Leeds today and asked him about the Treasury’s role in the jobs miracle. I put… Continue reading The post Why doesn’t Osborne admit the link between the jobs miracle and slowing down deficit reduction? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
British Prime Minister David Cameron wants to keep George Osborne as finance minister if the Conservatives win the election. ||| London - George Osborne will remain Britain's finance minister if the Conservative Party wins a closely-contested national election on May 7, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday. Show More Summary
UK Prime Minister David Cameron is back to drop a few more verses — but this time, he's joined by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage. YouTuber Cassetteboy, well known for mashingShow More Summary
Instead of eliminating the levy as banks have reduced their risk, the government has increased it to help fill its coffers.
I watched some of George Osborne's pre-election budget speech which the chancellor delivered yesterday in the House of Commons and he's come a long way since the 'omnishambles' budget of a few years back. In fact, George even managed...Show More Summary
For years I have been banging on about the need to tackle the urban menace of aggressive seagulls and then, suddenly, a big breakthrough comes along in the shape of George Osborne. Apparently the chancellor has provided £250,000 of special funding to clip the wings of these vile creatures which is a big step forward. Show More Summary
Tories get budget bounce with Opinium & move to 3% lead Opinium/Observer poll trend chart showing pic.twitter.com/bYM77zC2LH — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) March 21, 2015 On balance, George Osborne has been a good chancellor according to 43% vs. 24% who think he’s been a bad one. — Opinium Research (@OpiniumResearch) March 21, 2015
When UK Chancellor George Osborne failed four times to commit to defence spending targets, following his budget speech this week, he gave another hint demonstrating Britain’s wariness of playing second fiddle to the US.
"Nearly all future growth depends on a productivity resurgence" says Martin Wolf. This being so, Simon is right to deplore the fact that George Osborne never mentioned the productivity stagnation in his Budget. This, though, raises a paradox - that...
Britain was to announce new laws to crack down on tax avoidance yesterday, including making it a criminal offence for accountants and lawyers to help someone avoid paying tax, finance minister George Osborne said. ||| BRITAIN was toShow More Summary
The Tories have pushed ahead of Labour again after George Osborne’s successful Budget. In tonight’s poll from YouGov/The Sun, the Conservatives are ahead by two points on 35 per cent… Continue reading The post Tories back in the lead in first post-Budget poll appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
How has George Osborne’s Budget gone down with his party? The Tory MPs I’ve spoken to in the past 24 hours or so since the Budget seem reasonably content with… Continue reading The post Tory MPs content with ‘boring’ Budget appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
George Osborne this morning said that people should judge him on his track record, as he refused to set out the detail of welfare cuts planned in the next parliament.… Continue reading The post IFS: Osborne should come clean on his welfare cuts appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Did George Osborne hide any surprises in yesterday’s Budget? The Institute for Fiscal Studies delivered its post-budget analysis this afternoon and presented a generally positive picture — noting that, as expected, the… Continue reading The post Budget 2015: five things you need to know about the IFS analysis appeared first on Spectator Blogs.