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Osborne's ringfence cycle

28 November 2015 9:00 am

By now, George Osborne had hoped to have completed his austerity programme. Instead, he finds himself making what is, still,…

The Spectator's Notes: George Osborne's personal recovery

25 January 2014 9:00 am

Now that the economic statistics are looking better, people are beginning to rediscover the once-fashionable thought that George Osborne is…

James Delingpole: Those bitcoin weirdos might just be right

4 January 2014 9:00 am

Here’s a thought to kindle a lovely warm glow of smugness and schadenfreude as we enter a new year: you…

George Osborne has seen the light on tax cuts. Now he needs to implement some more

7 December 2013 9:00 am

George Osborne has not been a complete disappointment as Chancellor. He has, it is depressing to note, ended up giving…

The madness of ring-fencing government spending.

1 June 2013 9:00 am

As ministers trooped one by one into George Osborne’s office last week for negotiations over the Spending Review, most looked…