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post 24 June 2016
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog David Cameron 'massively misjudged, over-reached and crashed'

David Cameron will now have to assess whether the price of buying peace in his party was extortionately high.

post 23 May 2016
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Cameron and Osborne warn of 'DIY recession'

I've been to B&Q's office in Eastleigh to hear the PM and Chancellor warn of a "DIY recession." I wonder if they cleared that line with B&Q when they booked the venue?

post 18 April 2016
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck Q&A: can we trust the Treasury on Brexit?

The government says families will lose out to the tune of 4,300 if they vote to leave the EU. Is it true?

post 18 March 2016
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: the truth about disability benefits cuts

George Osborne insists the government is increasing the money it spends on disabled people, even as he is criticised for the latest cut. Who's right?

post 16 March 2016
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck Q&A: George Osborne's greatest misses

Everyone knows George Osborne missed a debt target today. What else has the Chancellor failed to achieve?

post 15 March 2016
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Academies for all - whether you want them or not

The abolition of non-academy schools marks the end of the system of devolved, local accountability for schools that goes back nearly 150 years. But why is it in the Budget?

post 26 November 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: has George Osborne been generous to the NHS?

George Osborne says he is spending an "unprecedented" amount on the NHS. So why do critics insist there is a historic squeeze on budgets?

post 25 November 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Osborne and the empathy debate

George Osborne got a bit lucky two weeks ago when the numbers came in from the OBR... and he decided to blow the money. We may never know what he planned to do before that point.

post 11 November 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Brown to Osborne: 'rip up your tax credit cuts'

The former prime minister Gordon Brown passionately defends the tax credit system he created, but is less willing to pass comment on Jeremy Corbyn and his suitability as a future Labour PM.