George Osborne

‘It’s easy to lambast Matt Hancock without diving into his relationships’
Health Secretary Matt Hancock
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‘It’s easy to lambast Matt Hancock without diving into his relationships’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
25 Jun 2021
Former PMs lobbied Johnson months ago to up Covid testing
Tony Blair, David Cameron and John Major at a memorial service for ex-Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown
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Former PMs lobbied Johnson months ago to up Covid testing

Former chancellor says ex-boss David Cameron and three other previous leaders called for more focus on test-and-trace
10 Nov 2020
Bullingdon Club: the secrets of Oxford’s elite society
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Bullingdon Club: the secrets of Oxford’s elite society

Former PM David Cameron reveals his reservations about being a member of controversial club
16 Sep 2019
What is the Northern Powerhouse?
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What is the Northern Powerhouse?

George Osborne’s think tank was designed to devolve power and boost the North’s economic output
27 Aug 2019
Who will be the next head of the IMF?
Mark Carney, IMF, George Osborne
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Who will be the next head of the IMF?

George Osborne and Mark Carney are rivals for plum global job
4 Jul 2019
James ‘four ovens’ Brokenshire and other failed photo-ops
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James ‘four ovens’ Brokenshire and other failed photo-ops

From bacon butties and bananas to a poorly timed Mexican wave
15 May 2019
Where is George Osborne now?
George Osborne
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Where is George Osborne now?

Former chancellor says Tories made ‘mistakes’ that led to Brexit vote
31 Oct 2018

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The pros and cons of Help to Buy: is it worth it?
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The pros and cons of Help to Buy: is it worth it?

New figures reveal that people who took advantage of the scheme are paying more for their homes
11 Oct 2018
Did George Osborne cross the line with gruesome PM comment?
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Did George Osborne cross the line with gruesome PM comment?

The former chancellor reportedly said he wants Theresa May ‘chopped up in bags in my freezer’
14 Sep 2017
Macron-mania: Could a new centrist party flourish in the UK?
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Macron-mania: Could a new centrist party flourish in the UK?

Will we see En Marche en Grande Bretagne? The Week examines the possibility of a new political movement
8 Jun 2017
Bilderberg 2017: What we know about the secret conference
The annual Bilderberg meeting in Chantilly, Virginia
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Bilderberg 2017: What we know about the secret conference

Are the global elite gathering to discuss key issues – or plot world domination?
2 Jun 2017
Osborne quits as MP to prepare for role as newspaper editor
George Osborne
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Osborne quits as MP to prepare for role as newspaper editor

Former chancellor is 'leaving Westminster for now' - just weeks before the Tories go to the polls
19 Apr 2017
Theresa May rejects calls to increase Indian visa quota
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Theresa May rejects calls to increase Indian visa quota

Prime Minister says UK already has a 'good system' as she visits Delhi to foster post-Brexit trade links
7 Nov 2016
Hammond to announce departure from Osborne policies
Philip Hammond
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Hammond to announce departure from Osborne policies

Chancellor to tell Tory conference 'we must change with the times' in move away from predecessor
3 Oct 2016
Osborne filmed 'going Rambo' with machine gun in Vietnam
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Osborne filmed 'going Rambo' with machine gun in Vietnam

Former chancellor fires weapons during holiday excursion to former Viet Cong headquarters near Ho Chi Minh city
19 Aug 2016
Budget 2016: 'We should all be worried', warns IFS
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Budget 2016: 'We should all be worried', warns IFS

Leading think-tank criticises economic policies that will 'lower wages and living standards'
18 Mar 2016
Budget 2016: why did Osborne back down on pension reform?
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Budget 2016: why did Osborne back down on pension reform?

Some believe U-turn is a "missed opportunity", while others say plans would have 'double-taxed' some savers
11 Mar 2016
Osborne claims victory over top-rate tax cut
George Osborne
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Osborne claims victory over top-rate tax cut

Chancellor hails £8bn increase in revenues from high earners, sparking speculation of further cuts in Budget
2 Mar 2016
Budget 2016: is George Osborne about to make more cuts?
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Budget 2016: is George Osborne about to make more cuts?

Chancellor hints at further austerity measures during interview at G20 meeting in China
29 Feb 2016
Budget 2016: Osborne in line for £20bn+ windfall
George Osborne
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Budget 2016: Osborne in line for £20bn+ windfall

Lower debt servicing costs could offset weaker tax revenues as a result of market turmoil
16 Feb 2016
250,000 Help to Buy Isas opened since launch
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250,000 Help to Buy Isas opened since launch

First account-holders are already cashing in and claiming government bonus of at least £400
5 Feb 2016
Royal Mail shares rebound after strong Christmas
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Royal Mail shares rebound after strong Christmas

Direct deals with retailers helped boost parcel volumes six per cent over the festive period
22 Jan 2016
UK growth to surge in spite of global turmoil
George Osborne
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UK growth to surge in spite of global turmoil

Consumer spending will help country remain insulated from global trade headwinds, says forecaster
18 Jan 2016
Osborne makes fresh case for austerity
George Osborne
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Osborne makes fresh case for austerity

World Bank also sounds alarm over "perfect storm" of worldwide economic problems.
7 Jan 2016
Autumn Statement 2015: McDonnell advises 'comrade Osborne'
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Autumn Statement 2015: McDonnell advises 'comrade Osborne'

Shadow chancellor has a 'Chairman Mao moment' in his response
25 Nov 2015
Islamic State 'plotting cyber attacks on British hospitals'
Computer hacking, cyber attacks
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Islamic State 'plotting cyber attacks on British hospitals'

Osborne warns of online sabotage – and Cameron announces £2bn for special forces, including SAS
17 Nov 2015
Osborne stirs up Labour split ahead of vote on cuts
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Osborne stirs up Labour split ahead of vote on cuts

Labour leadership candidates could rebel against amendment that backs some of the Budget measures
20 Jul 2015
Osborne relaxes planning rules to boost house-building
George Osborne
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Osborne relaxes planning rules to boost house-building

Overhaul of the country's planning system could see local communities 'forced to accept developments against their will'
10 Jul 2015
July Budget 2015: George Osborne's key announcements
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July Budget 2015: George Osborne's key announcements

The Chancellor's second budget of the year set out plans for a national living wage - and £12bn of welfare cuts
8 Jul 2015
Should George Osborne ease back on the pace of austerity?
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osbourne
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Should George Osborne ease back on the pace of austerity?

Chancellor urged to slow down on spending cuts to protect the most vulnerable people in society
4 Jun 2015
QUEEN'S SPEECH: What's on the PM's to-do list?
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QUEEN'S SPEECH: What's on the PM's to-do list?

Prime Minister's one nation pledge 'could look like the bleakest of ironies' by the end of the parliament
27 May 2015
Osborne plans 'revolution' in the way England is governed
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osbourne
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Osborne plans 'revolution' in the way England is governed

Chancellor offers greater powers to cities that agree to be governed by a directly elected mayor
14 May 2015
Foreign bankers warn against Labour – surprise, surprise
Labour leader Ed Miliband with the Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls
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Foreign bankers warn against Labour – surprise, surprise

Should George Osborne really be invoking foreign investment bankers in support of a Tory victory?
23 Apr 2015
Labour to abolish non-dom tax status: how would it work?
Ed Miliband and Ed Balls
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Labour to abolish non-dom tax status: how would it work?

Ed Miliband says he would scrap the non-dom status that has become 'a symbol of tax avoidance' in the UK
8 Apr 2015
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