We already knew that welfare would be a key dividing line for George Osborne at the next election. He set up the dividing lines in the emergency budget and comprehensive… Continue reading The post George Osborne thickens his welfare dividing lines appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The recent trips by George Osborne and Boris Johnson to China to champion mutually beneficial investment have been given considerable media coverage in the UK.
Plymouth Labour Party activist John Petrie has some unequivical things to say about the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and the Conservative Party: Following the two World Wars, successive governments expanded the state to create a fairer society that distributed wealth more equally and looked after its citizens, particularly those in need. With this [...]
A quick one before heading out: By George, Britain’s Austerity Experiment Didn’t Work!, by John Cassidy: George Osborne, the patron saint of austerity enthusiasts on both sides of the Atlantic, was in the House of Commons on Thursday, reveling in...
China is "at the forefront of medicine, hi-tech and computing," British Chancellor George Osborne announced on a recent visit to Beijing. Global tests for 15-year-olds show the youth of Shanghai are comfortably outperforming the rest of the world in science, as well as in reading and maths. Show More Summary
Polls show Autumn Statement was no game-changer, while Ukip claims it's taking charge in key marginals Column Don Brind LAST UPDATED AT 11:28 ON Tue 10 Dec 2013 CONSERVATIVES hoping that George Osborne's Autumn Statement would boostShow More Summary
George Osborne, the patron saint of austerity enthusiasts on both sides of the Atlantic, was in the House of Commons on Thursday, reveling in the fact that the U.K.’s economy is finally growing again, and claiming that “Britain’s economic...Show More Summary
On December 5th George Osborne, the British chancellor, delivered the Autumn Statement, where he outlined the British government's economic policy for the next few months. We are hosting a round-table discussion of the Statement and related issues. Show More Summary
Yesterday’s autumn statement included the results of the Treasury’s study of the dynamic impacts of the cuts to Corporation Tax, which George Osborne is down from 28 per cent to… Continue reading The post How corporation tax cuts are helping wages appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
On December 5th George Osborne, the British Chancellor, delivered the Autumn Statement, where he outlined the British government's economic policy for the next few months. We are hosting a round-table discussion of the Statement and related issues. Show More Summary
It may seem like a long shot, but self-driving cars may be closer than you think Personal Finance Jane Lewis LAST UPDATED AT 16:13 ON Fri 6 Dec 2013 FROM an investment point of view, George Osborne’s autumn statement was remarkably bloodless: a married tax allowance here, a capital gains charge on foreign property buyers there. Show More Summary
When George Osborne paid tribute to the ‘march of the makers’ in his 2011 Budget, few thought the Chancellor was secretly plotting to join the march himself. But as part… Continue reading The post Coffee Shots: George Osborne, action Chancellor appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
For the first time in some years George Osborne enjoyed positive economic figures from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) and was able to tell MPs that the economy was growing faster than expected. That said, his messages was...Show More Summary
THE chancellor of the exchequer delivered his autumn statement today. Commentators seem divided: some heap abuse on George Osborne; others are lavish in their praise. “The master of all he surveys,” gushes Ben Brogan of the Daily Telegraph. Show More Summary
Mr Speaker, Britain’s economic plan is working. But the job is not done. We need to secure the economy for the long term. And the biggest risk to that comes from those who would abandon the plan. We seek a responsible recovery. One where we don’t squander the gains we’ve made, but go on taking […]
Chancellor George Osborne has delivered his Autumn Statement to Parliament, setting out how the government will continue to secure the public finances, support families with their costs, help businesses to grow and equip young people with the skills they need to succeed. The Autumn Statement reinforces the government’s commitment to the long-term economic plan set […]
THE chancellor's rallying cry summed up this morning’s Autumn Statement nicely: “Britain is growing again: let’s keep going”. (The full set of documents can be found here.) Mr Osborne keeps reminding the country that austerity has years left to run and today was no different. Show More Summary
George Osborne surprised me in one way today. He tried, and more or less succeeded, to resist the urge to bribe. Sure, he had to offer the silly marriage tax thingummy and the free school meals whatchamacallit his bosses had … Conti...
Following George Osborne’s 2013 Autumn Statement this morning, The Spectator’s Fraser Nelson, Isabel Hardman and James Forsyth discuss the Chancellor’s announcements, the reaction he received in the House of Commons,… Continue reading The post Spectator podcast special: The View from 22 on today’s Autumn Statement appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The resurrection of George Osborne has been awesome to behold. On the strength of today's Autumn Statement, the architect of an Omnishambles Budget is being hailed by some as an economic magus. Hang on a minute. As my colleague, Tim Wigmore, has pointed out, Mr Osborne is spectacularly adrift on the goals he set himself, [...]