George Osborne

George Osborne’s Lloyds sale will be all about votes – just as Mervyn King warned

15 June 2013 9:00 am

When a politician’s speech is spun ten days in advance, you know there’s trouble behind the scenes. Next week’s Mansion…

George Osborne's property bubble will lead to disaster

25 May 2013 9:00 am

The Chancellor is pouring billions into sub-prime debt. What could possibly go wrong?

The ludicrous 20-year timescale for HS2 is reason enough to abandon the whole thing

25 May 2013 9:00 am

If I stand on the forecourt of Euston station tomorrow morning, I will be able to get to Manchester by…

Scotland is an ingenious country saddled with the most witless politicians in Europe. Why give them more power?

27 April 2013 9:00 am

It would be all too easy this week to argue that the case for Scottish independence is falling apart. Alex…

The Tory modernisers are Margaret Thatcher's true heirs

13 April 2013 9:00 am

Margaret Thatcher’s death has inevitably prompted intense reflection among Tories about what lessons the party should learn from her time…

Frontline Tories to Cameron: ‘We don’t want to look nasty and we don’t want to look mad.'

6 April 2013 9:00 am

Just before Easter, writing for the Times, I talked to 30 of the 40 Conservative MPs with the most marginal…

The empty Budget

23 March 2013 9:00 am

Dangerous, unfair, verging on kleptomania: the bailout deal proposed by the EU at the weekend and rejected by Cyprus MPs…

For once, Osborne will be glad not to be the story

23 March 2013 9:00 am

A few years ago George Osborne would have bristled at the idea that one of his budgets wouldn’t be the…

David Cameron needs Willie Whitelaw. He has Nick Clegg

9 March 2013 9:00 am

David Cameron needs a Willie. So say the ministers who work most closely with No. 10. It is not a…

Budget 2013: How George Osborne ran out of ideas

9 March 2013 9:00 am

George Osborne’s only plan is to pray for recovery

Spending isn’t the answer. But how do we explain that?

2 March 2013 9:00 am

One of the things I love about being a classical liberal is that I’m always on the right side of…

Leader: King’s ransom

8 January 2011 12:00 am

When George Osborne decided to raise VAT, more months ago than he will admit, he did not imagine that he…

Access all areas

18 December 2010 12:00 am

George Osborne, radical Chancellor, on the pleasures of poking your nose into every aspect of government

The point of Osborne’s scalpel

23 October 2010 12:00 am

To govern is to choose. For nine years, Gordon Brown delayed choosing between higher taxes or lower spending, which is…