Weekend Reading: Daniel Davies: _Why a speech from Barack Obama is worth $400,000_: "What do you get when you pay $400,000 to Barack Obama for a speech?... >...Or if you recruit George Osborne, former UK chancellor, to a four-days-a-month...Show More Summary
LONDON — Ex-ministers like George Osborne should be banned for two years from taking lobbying jobs related to their former departments after they quit, according to an cross-party committee of MPs. A new report from the Public Administration...Show More Summary
He may be leaving parliament, but it is likely his career as a critic of the prime minister is only just beginning.
LONDON — Former chancellor George Osborne announced on Wednesday afternoon that he would be standing down as an MP "for now" as he prepares to take over as editor of the Evening Standard newspaper. The Standard reports that the Conservative...Show More Summary
As of last Wednesday, new rules for benefits claimants have come into practice, announced back when George Osborne was Chancellor of the Exchequer. They target the most vulnerable – as per standard Conservative Party practice – including the disabled, the long-term ill and the working poor. Also in characteristic Tory fashion, the changes will hurt more...
Extra £100m spent on external providers in 2015/16 shows NHS cannot cope with rising demand, FT research suggests Health chiefs spent about half of the £2bn of extra cash allocated in George Osborne’s pre-2015 election autumn statement on buying care from private and other non-NHS providers, an analysis has shown. Show More Summary
The BBC reports that George Osborne's appointment as the new editor of the London Evening Standard has had the unintended consequence of sparking a further enquiry into MPs taking on second and third paid jobs. Now I'll believe it when...Show More Summary
The appointment of George Osborne as the editor of the London Evening Standard has led to most commentators focusing on the difficulties of the former chancellor doing two or more jobs at the same time. Now as I said on the blog site...Show More Summary
I hear tell of George Osborne applying for the Evening Standard vacancy only after other people came to him for advice on their applications. What a charmer. Still, his landing the editorship of London's biggest free sheet is as shocking as it is audacious. Show More Summary