That tub-thumping Labour opposition at work again: Ed Balls says he won’t under anything from George Osborne’s Budget. … Read the full post »
Read about George Osborne, Conservative Member of Parliament for Tatton (2001-2017) and Chancellor of the Exchequer (2010-2016).
A great biography of him is George Osborne: The Austerity Chancellor by Janan Ganesh.
It is always easier to stick with your principles when it also benefits you. … Read the full post »
Janan Ganesh’s thought-provoking biography of George Osborne explains much of Osborne’s current willingness to talk of deep, deep public spending cuts. … Read the full post »
Janan Ganesh’s biography of George Osborne, now out in a slightly expanded paperback edition, has been rightly praised for its style, research and sharp analysis. And yet, and yet… … Read the full post »
“When you look at what the consequences are for the armed forces, police and education you realise it is a very extreme, right-wing strategy” said David Laws MP … Read the full post »
George Osborne has been accused by his Liberal Democrat deputy of planning the “wilful destruction” of key public services … Read the full post »
This chart highlighted on the excellent Flip Chart Fairy Tales shows just how deeply George Osborne wants to cut spending on public services*, down to levels not seen since the 1930s. … Read the full post »
Clegg’s quite right to attack Osborne for repeatedly ruling out tax rises after the general election. But the Lib Dem plans need to add up too. … Read the full post »
George Osborne features in one of the great entries in Ellwood & Atfield’s Political Cartoon of the Year 2014 … Read the full post »
We very nearly got a Mansion Tax in this Parliament. It was only David Cameron’s decision to over-ride George Osborne that blocked it. … Read the full post »