George Osborne


article 02 February 2015 UK, Greece
Paul Mason by Varoufakis: 'common ground' between UK and Greece

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis says Greece and Britain are determined to put an end to the "extended pretence cycle which has rendered Greece a festering wound on the side of the eurozone".

post 27 January 2015
Read more from Siobhan Kennedy UK's economic growth powered by consumer spending

While official figures show Britain's economy grew in the last quarter of 2014, there are reasons why we shouldn't celebrate just jet.

post 26 January 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Cameron/Osborne: behold Greece and vote Conservative

Being asked about Greece was a tricky wicket for the Labour leader today. But the contrast with the blatant opportunism and attack mode of the Tories is striking.

post 05 January 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog General election year kicks off: are they winning friends or alienating?

The Tories believe that for all the criticism levelled at their debunking project today, they are in a win-win situation.

article 03 January 2015 UK, Germany
Tories unveil 'road to recovery' - but is it German?

The Tory party releases its first general election poster, showing a "road to a stronger economy". But the man who took the original photo tells Channel 4 News the road in question is in Germany.

video 02 January 2015 Business

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Osborne: 'Competence versus chaos' - video

Chancellor George Osborne tells Channel 4 News voters have a choice between the government's economic competence and the chaos of the alternatives of higher borrowing and higher taxation.

post 02 January 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: have the Tories done their sums correctly?

As the Tories release their election campaign poster, FactCheck goes behind the figures to see whether they add up, and what they're not telling us.

post 11 December 2014
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: which party will cut the deepest?

Ed Balls says voters have a "big choice" between rival economic strategies. But how much clear blue water really lies between the parties' plans?

post 04 December 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog The incredible shrinking state?

With drastic cuts needed to meet its economic pledges, experts fear that the government has no secret plan, but is making policy up on the hoof.