George Osborne

George Osborne: I tried to swap jobs with William Hague

14 September 2019 9:00 am

I could be that rare thing: a former chancellor who is still a member of the Conservative party. Philip Hammond…

‘I just kept getting turned down and turned down’: Catherine Foster

From the NHS to Bayreuth: Norman Lebrecht talks to midwife-turned-opera singer Catherine Foster

20 July 2019 9:00 am

Bayreuth is mad for midwife-turned-opera singer Catherine Foster, so why can’t she get a foot in the door at Covent Garden, asks Norman Lebrecht

I’m the latest victim of George Osborne’s austerity

1 December 2018 9:00 am

I got the sack the other day from the London Evening Standard, where I’ve been a weekly columnist for about…

How BlackRock became a sanctuary for clean-cut bankers and dormant politicians

17 November 2018 9:00 am

The investment management corp is finally under scrutiny

George Osborne: Davos diary

27 January 2018 9:00 am

We Citizens of Nowhere have made our home in Davos this week. Where else? Those who think we’re a remote…

Don't blame Iain Duncan Smith for the Universal Credit tragedy. Blame George Osborne

28 October 2017 9:00 am

How welfare reform is pushing the poorest into crippling debt

London needs a new concert hall – but this is not it

28 October 2017 9:00 am

Even in a Trump world where reality is what you say it is, the London Symphony Orchestra’s announcement of a…

Scrap this stamp duty spiral

30 September 2017 9:00 am

What we need is a return to the era of low, simple and stable levies on house sales, argues Matthew Lynn

Sarah Sands: George Osborne turns up to Radio 4 with an entourage; he thinks he’s Don Corleone

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Next month, the Today programme marks its 60th anniversary, so I have been mugging up on the archives. If there…

Oxford’s spires mark a new beginning

Never mind the Northern Powerhouse – here comes the Oxford to Cambridge corridor

2 September 2017 9:00 am

Oxbridge is an ivory-tower state of mind, perhaps, or at least two ancient rival universities, but how about this: in…

My compromising photo of Jack Whitehall

29 July 2017 9:00 am

As pictures go, it could be career death. An amazing young talent caught in a compromising position with two older…

George Osborne: Diary of an editor

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Watching the general election from my newsroom is an out-of-body experience. I’ve been involved in the last five general elections…

When Jean-Claude Juncker found out how ‘bloody difficult’ Theresa May can be

6 May 2017 9:00 am

Home Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, told Theresa May after dinner with her on 26 April, ‘I’m…

You’re an editor now George Osborne... it’s time you made some enemies

6 May 2017 9:00 am

Dear George Osborne, I thought it worth passing along some advice about your new job. I’ve never edited a news-paper,…

Ancient and Modern: The Athenians’ verdict on George ‘Five-Jobs’ Osborne

15 April 2017 8:00 am

As a result of George Osborne taking up five jobs on top of his role as MP for Tatton, an…

Theresa May names date to trigger Brexit under Article 50

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said that on 29 March she would send a letter to Donald Tusk, the…

In defence of George Osborne, by the Evening Standard’s departing editor

25 March 2017 9:00 am

So I am feeling a bit better about my lack of radio experience. These are exciting times for free movement…

Life after No. 10 is not what David Cameron was hoping for

25 March 2017 9:00 am

George Osborne’s new job throws a harsh light on his old boss

I’ve met General McMaster. Hiring him is Donald Trump’s sanest move yet

25 February 2017 9:00 am

Last month, at Policy Exchange, I met a charming, quiet American general called H.R. McMaster. In conversation, I was struck…

Ancient Greeks wouldn’t recognise George Osborne’s idea of democracy

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Ex-chancellor George Osborne is planning a book to be titled The Age of Unreason. He says that ‘it will be…

Theresa May: ‘I get so frustrated with Whitehall’

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Theresa May on everything from Brexit to Christmas

Chris Mullin’s diary: The air lobby always gets what it wants

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Any day now, the government will make its long delayed announcement on whether a third runway should be built at…

The Brexit bounce that’s making doom-mongers look foolish

10 September 2016 9:00 am

Remainers promised instant catastrophe. It’s not happening. What are they to do now?

George Osborne’s gone, thank God. So why’s Mark Carney still around?

27 August 2016 9:00 am

Did you see that odd photo of George Osborne looking shifty, queuing up in the Vietnamese jungle for the chance…

The post-Brexit economy is more open than ever

30 July 2016 9:00 am

For all Gordon Brown’s economic mistakes, he at least tried to build confidence in the British economy. In the build-up…