George Osborne


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.

post 19 March 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: are you richer or poorer than five years ago?

Labour says people are 1,600 worse off under the coalition. George Osborne says we will be 900 better off. Who's right?

article 19 March 2015 UK
George Osborne wages war on tax evasion and avoidance

George Osborne unveils a new raft of powers for prosecutors and tax authorities to clamp down on wealthy people who use offshore accounts to evade or avoid tax.

article 18 March 2015 Politics
Budget 2015: what was in it?

George Osborne makes his final pitch to voters with a handout to savers and first time buyers.

article 15 March 2015 Politics
Ukip pact: Farage offers post-election deal with Tories

George Osborne refuses to rule out a deal with Ukip after the general election in the event of a hung parliament, as Nigel Farage reveals a pact with the Conservatives could be possible.

article 06 March 2015 UK
Cameron's bluff called in election debate stand-off?

Britain's main broadcasters say they are sticking to plans for three televised leaders' debates in the election campaign - a decision the prime minister's spokesman called "disappointing".

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".