Don Brind

Did Osborne give Tories the poll boost they needed? Not really

Tue 10 Dec, AT 11:28 Don Brind

Polls show Autumn Statement was no game-changer, while Ukip claims it's taking charge in key marginals

Autumn Statement: is recovery a vote-winner or built on sand?

Talking Point Fri 6 Dec, AT 11:36

George Osborne declares that economic plan is working - but political observers are not so sure

Eurostar stake for sale to pay for big spend on infrastructure

Wed 4 Dec, AT 11:24 The Mole

Royal Mint won't be sold, says Danny Alexander, but Channel 4 and Met Office could be privatised

George Osborne Autumn Statement speech

Autumn Statement: Osborne targets tax evaders and school-leavers

Briefing Thu 5 Dec, AT 13:01

HMRC to rake in £9bn from tax evaders, while school leavers won't be able to go on the dole

Don Brind

Why UK's economic recovery fails to lift Tory poll fortunes

Mon 2 Dec, AT 11:15 Don Brind

Polling shows that being told the economy is improving is not enough - voters need to feel it

Mole

£1 billion shortfall in 4G auction gives Osborne a new headache

Wed 20 Feb, AT 09:51 The Mole

Chancellor was expecting a billion more to help fund growth when he gave his Autumn Statement

No 10 complains over Osborne's bruising bout with Evan Davis

Media Watch Fri 7 Dec, AT 09:36

'It could have been better handled,' BBC executive admits – but Davis is off the hook for tough interview

Britain's AAA credit rating at risk

Brief Thu 6 Dec, AT 14:36

Ratings agency Fitch suggests Britain could lose its triple-A rating

Mole

Ed Balls blames his stammer for poor show against Osborne

Thu 6 Dec, AT 10:47 The Mole

Weak excuse, say his critics - and with the Tories squeezing benefits, Balls need to get his act together

Osborne's Autumn Statement: what you need to know

Summary Thu 6 Dec, AT 10:23

Chancellor's 'mini-budget' puts squeeze on welfare benefits and raids higher earners' pensions

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