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Will Boondoggling Help UK Exports?

Theresa May, like George Osborne, recognised the importance of exports for Britain but her solution is similarly simplistic. George Osborne doubled the UK Trade and Investment budget and Theresa May has grossed the quango up to become a Department of State under Dr Liam Fox with three ministers and the usual baggage train of advisers. Show More Summary

Ex-U.K. Chancellor George Osborne Filmed Firing Machine Gun In Vietnam

Former British Chancellor George Osborne has been filmed in a Vietnam jungle purportedly firing a machine gun. A video posted online by the Daily Mirror appears to show the British MP enjoying his summer holiday as he unloads a heavy...Show More Summary

'Golden Era' of Sino-British Relations Falters Over Nuclear Deal

Diplomats in Beijing and London are working to stabilize relations between the two capitals after the British Government pulled the brakes on a nuclear power deal less than a year after UK Chancellor George Osborne declared a "golden decade for the UK-China relationship."

Labour chooses an Everton fan to be its candidate for Mayor of Greater Manchester

He’s resigning as an MP creating a by-election in Leigh One of the legacies of George Osborne’s chancellorship was the creation of an executive mayor to cover the greater Manchester region. This was the spearhead of the “Northern Powerhouse” which is no longer looked on favourably by the current occupant of Number 10. You can […]

One Month Later - Brexit Post-Mortem

Submitted by Alasdair Macleod via, It is a month after Britain’s surprise vote to leave the EU. A new Conservative Prime Minister and Chancellor are in place, both David Cameron and George Osborne having fallen on their swords. Show More Summary

Labour's Split Gets Worse

It sure hasn’t taken long for Theresa May to cement her reputation as a “bloody difficult woman.” First there was her brutal cabinet reshuffle, clearing the government of David Cameron’s posh Oxford set, sacking George Osborne and Michael Gove, once the bright lights of the Conservative’s future. Show More Summary

Theresa May is already making big enemies in her own party

Theresa May is just one day into her new job as the UK's prime minister, but a rift is already appearing between her and a formidable member of her party: George Osborne. When news broke on Thursday morning of Osborne's departure from...Show More Summary

Osborne: much better than his critics said, but plenty of unfinished business

My regular column is available to subscribers on This is an excerpt. So no more George Osborne. Hello Philip Hammond. But 0.5% Bank rate, the record low rate that lasted for the whole of Osborne?s chancellorship, lives to...

Theresa May appoints Osborne aide to culture

Replacing Ed Vaizey  in the new UUK government as Minister of State for Culture & The Digital Economy is Matt Hancock. He used to be an economic adviser to the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, later becoming George Osborne’s Chief of Staff. His last job was Minister for the Cabinet Office, in which capacity he often sat […]

Theresa May is already making big enemies in her own party

Theresa May is just one day into her new job as the UK's prime minister but already a rift is starting to appear between herself and a formidable member of the party. When news broke on Thursday morning of George Osborne's departureShow More Summary

Britain's age of austerity could be over

Philip Hammond, who replaced George Osborne as UK Chancellor on Wednesday, has pledged to "do whatever we need to do" to shore up the UK economy in the wake of the Brexit vote and signalled an end to the policy of austerity that defined Osborne's time in the role. Hammond told Sky News on Thursday: "The economy has taken a shock. Show More Summary

UK Chancellor of Exchequer Osborne Replaced by Ex-Foreign Secretary Hammond

UK finance chief George Osborne will be replaced by ex-Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond in the new British government, according to the statement of Downing Street.

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