George Osborne

That Brexit apocalypse? It just isn’t happening

23 July 2016 9:00 am

There’s very little sign of the predicted post-Brexit economic crisis

Sacking isn't easy – even for Theresa May

23 July 2016 9:00 am

One of David Cameron’s last decisions as prime minister was to get the brass doorbell of No. 10 cleaned. I…

Portrait of the week

2 July 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, standing in the middle of Downing Street with his wife Samantha alone near him, announced his resignation…

We now need Vote Leave more than ever

2 July 2016 9:00 am

It sounds logical that Vote Leave should now disband, since the people have obligingly voted Leave, but is it wise?…

In praise of referendums – this one in particular

25 June 2016 8:00 am

Commentators have complained about this referendum — its ‘lies’, bad manners, bitterness. Without exactly disagreeing, I would nevertheless argue that…

Project Fear goes on – even if it’s Cameron who’s scared

18 June 2016 9:00 am

The best thing that can be said for David Cameron’s current predicament is that he has been here before. His…

Lily James as Juliet and Richard Madden as Romeo

Derek Jacobi as Mercutio is half-genius, half-prank: Romeo and Juliet at the Garrick reviewed

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Out come the stars in Kenneth Branagh’s Romeo and Juliet. He musters a well-drilled, celebrity-ridden crew but they can’t quite…

The EU referendum has shown us the real David Cameron

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Westminster has a tendency to get ahead of itself. MPs want to discuss the aftermath of an event long before…

Brexit, George Osborne, and the art of post-factual politics

28 May 2016 9:00 am

The Chancellor and PM are using every dirty trick in the Blairite book to win a Remain vote

Sorry, Chancellor, but the economic argument for the EU has not been won. Here’s why

21 May 2016 9:00 am

A Ryanair plane in a Stansted hangar was not the best backdrop for George Osborne’s claim that the economic argument…

Brexit is already hurting growth – and George Osborne won’t mind a bit

14 May 2016 9:00 am

Has the shadow of Brexit already cost us a slice of GDP — and if so, is it a blip…

Boris Johnson: Yes, I'd debate Cameron. I'd be a wimp if I didn't

14 May 2016 9:00 am

The former mayor of London makes his case for Brexit

The battle over George Osborne’s tax on sugary drinks is still raging

7 May 2016 9:00 am

The announcement of a tax on fizzy drinks in the latest budget came as a surprise to many. Pennie Taylor investigates why drinks, why now and whether it goes far enough

Leave campaigners aren’t being disrespected. They’re being paranoid

30 April 2016 9:00 am

There are moments when one wonders whether one is seeing and hearing the same things as others. For me such…

We want an EU referendum, not a scare-story contest

23 April 2016 9:00 am

So far the campaign for the EU referendum has resembled a contest as to which side can spin the most…

David Cameron is heading for a hollow victory in the EU referendum

23 April 2016 9:00 am

‘Nothing except a battle lost can be half as melancholy as a battle won,’ wrote the Duke of Wellington after…

Iain Duncan Smith on how to save Conservatism

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Iain Duncan Smith on the fallout from his shock resignation

Tax avoidance and the wisdom of pitchfork-waving crowds

16 April 2016 9:00 am

In a way the headline to my fellow columnist Dominic Lawson’s Sunday Times commentary on 12 April said it all.…

Sex, lies, dominatrixes and tax returns - the sorry state of British scandal

16 April 2016 9:00 am

The confected scandal around the Panama papers is part of a concerted and sinister attempt to change what counts as private

Hate tax havens? Try imagining a world without them

9 April 2016 9:00 am

However wicked tax evasion is and however distasteful some tax avoidance may be, people should imagine a world without tax…

How is Britain going green? By shutting down industry

2 April 2016 9:00 am

A fortnight ago, the energy minister, Andrea Leadsom, declared grandly that Britain, alone in the world, would commit to a…

George Osborne still deserves praise for his Living Wage

2 April 2016 9:00 am

It was unfashionable of me to write in praise of George Osborne on Budget day. I did so, you may…

How Cameron and Osborne lost so much of their party

26 March 2016 9:00 am

Why have David Cameron and George Osborne overreached? Why are so many in their own party no longer disposed to…

The Tories' Easter rising: inside the great Conservative crack-up

26 March 2016 9:00 am

Months after a historic election victory, party unity is in pieces. What can Cameron do about it?

Portrait of the week

19 March 2016 9:00 am

Home In the Budget, George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, kept talking of the ‘next generation’. He outlined cuts…