On Friday 30th January, the Chancellor of the Exchequer visited Portsmouth Naval base. A high-profile visit by a government minister to […]
It isn’t the type of kiss and tell story Mr S is used to reading in the Sunday papers, but Lynton Crosby has today spoken about an election smooch he shared with the… Continue reading The post George Osborne kissed Lynton Crosby after election promise backfired appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
George Osborne praising Robert Halfon’s campaign for cheaper fuel. I’ve always thought the next leader would be someone associated with George Osborne, he declined to run in 2005 and he probably will not enter the next Tory leadership election, and prefers to be the éminence grise for another Tory leader. Sajid Javid seemed to be best […]
IT is probably a mistake to feel sorry for professional politicians, but we should show some sympathy this week for George Osborne, the Chancellor. Glorying in his new Kruschev-era title of First Secretary of State, he had to attend a...
Almost a year after his first attempt was torpedoed by Vince Cable, Chancellor George Osborne is having a second go at privatising 14 years' worth of student loans. The Daily Mail reports that Osborne is planning to raise a record £23...Show More Summary
Is German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble's invitation to his counterpart George Osborne an indication that Berlin is preparing to broker a grand EU bargain to satisfy the interests of the Eurozone and the UK? The post Schäuble hints at grand EU bargain as a means of addressing UK’s concerns appeared first on Open Europe.
Categories: What is the future for the Crown Commercial Service? With the new government bedding in, we have a new “Minister for Procurement”, Matt Hancock. He is close to George Osborne, worked in his family’s small business before getting into politics, and is clearly a bright chap – degrees from Oxford and Cambridge. Show More Summary
In his first speech since the Tories' shock election victory, chancellor George Osborne today set out his vision for empowered cities, calling for the devolution of power to local mayors. Greater Manchester will take control over things...Show More Summary
My regular column is available to subscribers on www.thesundaytimes.co.uk This is an excerpt. The dust has settled, though the politicians ? on the winning side at least ? have not yet paused for breath. George Osborne, when he has....
George Osborne could be about to admit defeat on the bailout of the Royal Bank of Scotland and swallow a £13.5 billion ($20.89 billion) loss for the UK taxpayer. The new Conservative government is reportedly considering speeding up the...Show More Summary
George Osborne has moved to strengthen his personal, political operation by hiring the political editor of the Daily Mail James Chapman as his director of communications. This beefing up of… Continue reading The post Osborne strengthens his media team appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
All this talk from Labour and the Liberal Democrats about who will be their next party leader appears to have got to Louise Mensch. Although the dust is yet to settle… Continue reading The post Louise Mensch backs George Osborne to be the next Tory leader appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
In his first speech since the Tory's shock election victory, chancellor George Osborne today set out his vision for empowered cities, calling for the devolution of power to local mayors. Greater Manchester will take control over things...Show More Summary
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is expected to deliver his first post-election speech on Thursday, promising unprecedented powers to British cities, UK media reported on Thursday.
One of George Osborne’s political skills is his ability to put together a talented team. Few politicians spend longer thinking about who to have working for them. But post-election, Osborne… Continue reading The post Osborne left with two vacancies to fill appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Britain’s George Osborne has warned his EU partners not to underestimate his government's determination to seek reform of the 28-nation bloc. ||| London - Britain's finance minister George Osborne on Tuesday warned his EU partners not...Show More Summary
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Finance Minister George Osborne said on Tuesday that the new British government would be constructive but firm in negotiations with other EU partners to reform the European Union before a British referendum on its membership of the bloc.
David Cameron realised rather late on that the job miracle, rather than George Osborne’s dubious claims about deficit reduction, was the main economic boast of the last few years. And rightly: he… Continue reading The post How David Cameron’s jobs miracle confounded economic forecasters appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Up until Thursday night, everything that David Cameron and George Osborne had done in government had had to be agreed by the Liberal Democrats. Every policy had to go through… Continue reading The post How David Cameron will manage his Tory coalition appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister George Osborne may sell state-owned shares in Royal Bank of Scotland at a loss as part of plans for an accelerated sale of government holdings in the sector, a newspaper reported. Finance ministry...Show More Summary