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Posts Tagged: George Osborne MP
“Later, when I give out the awards, there won’t be much time for chit chat – a bit like when Theresa and I last spoke.”
Alex Morton: May should call an general election next spring. Britain’s economic position demands it.
She needs the larger majority that a poll would deliver if she is to achieve her programme at a time of pre-Brexit turbulence.
It is tempting to wish him gone. But, like everything else post-June, the future of the Bank should be subject first and foremost to the requirements of Brexit.
Plus: Osborne – terrible at predictions but brilliant at quizzes. The Brexiteers sweep the Select Committee board. And: all the very best to Nick Boles.
The politicised forecasts issued in the referendum campaign need to be taken with a hefty pinch of salt.
Hammond wants no longer to treat it as a second Budget-style political opportunity. That may turn out to be better in principle than in practice.
The Government’s change of emphasis on borrowing offers the Prime Minister a new chance to break through to voters there.
Our failure to fully reimburse policyholders for their losses is undermining faith in our pensions and regulation system.
Hammond on why Osborne’s Project Fear model was wrong – sorry, on why it “didn’t capture all the potential outcomes”
The Treasury did not include in its calculation the possibility that a Brexit vote would be followed by a bespoke negotiation.
Too often, Osborne’s ‘tax avoidance’ measures hurt small enterprise.
Sponsored Post: Gavin Partington: Over 2,000 small business owners call on the Chancellor to think again about the soft drinks tax
The policy risks more than 4,000 jobs but will only reduce calorie intake by five calories per person, per day.
Sponsored Post: Pev Manners: The only impact a soft drinks tax will have is on small British businesses like Belvoir Fruit Farms
Demonising one product surely cannot be the answer.
To turn Lord Denning on his head, Brexit is like “an incoming tide flowing up the estuaries of England”.
The Government finds Brexit offers an alibi for its own profligacy.