George Osborne


article 14 May 2015 UK
George Osborne: no mayor, no northern powerhouse

Chancellor George Osborne will give cities in England the chance to take control of their own affairs - by giving them devolved powers - but only if they accept an elected mayor.

article 14 May 2015 Politics
Devolution: what is it and what powers would cities get?

Chancellor George Osborne has promised "radical devolution" for cities to allow them to grow their local economies - but what does devolution mean? And what powers will be devolved?

post 05 May 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: the dodgiest claims of the election campaign

The porkies have come thick and fast from all sides during this election campaign. What are the biggest fibs FactCheck has unearthed?

post 28 April 2015
Read more from Siobhan Kennedy GDP slowdown - so are economists right to be optimistic?

A week before the general election and in the week when the Tories are stressing that the economy is safe in their hands, today's figures point to a marked slowdown.

article 28 April 2015 UK
Chancellor George Osborne
Do GDP figures mean UK economy is still not 'fixed'?

The economy finally picked up momentum in 2013. But what is worrying for George Osborne about today's GDP figures is how they suggest that momentum ebbing away over the last year.

post 20 April 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog David Cameron profile: Gary Gibbon speaks to the Conservative leader

If he did get back in, what sort of David Cameron would we see? The long gone husky-cuddling eco-warrior won't make a reappearance presumably.

post 09 April 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Is Labour's ethnic minority vote holding up?

All is not stable in every part of Labour's ethnic minority vote, and it may suffer from a failure to act on this - if not at this election, then at the next.

article 30 March 2015 Politics
George Osborne interviewed by Cathy Newman on Channel 4 News
Cathy Newman by Is Osborne committed to extra 30bn for NHS by 2020?

Chancellor George Osborne tells Channel 4 News his party is committed to the NHS. Does that include the extra 30bn a year for the service by 2020 promised by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt?

post 30 March 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: where has it gone wrong for George Osborne?

The Conservatives are putting their handling of the economy at the centre of the election battle. But not everything has gone according to plan.