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Trade comes before trade agreements (but the ‘in’ campaign don’t think so)

5 March 2016 9:00 am

The government, or at least David Cameron’s bit of it, seems to think that trade is something that takes place…

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1 August 2015 9:00 am

Home A man died when 1,500 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel terminal in Calais in one night. The…

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21 March 2015 9:00 am

Home In a Budget intended to have ‘no gimmicks, no giveaways’, George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, offered pensioners…

A jobs miracle is happening in Britain, thanks to tax cuts. Why don't the Tories say so?

21 March 2015 9:00 am

The jobs boom is one of the Tories’ finest achievements. Why aren’t they talking about it?

What is David Cameron’s big idea?

10 May 2014 9:00 am

In almost a decade as Conservative leader, David Cameron has tended to avoid talking about his political philosophy. He has…

How France’s left-wing government learned to love austerity

10 May 2014 9:00 am

How France learned to love cuts

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19 April 2014 9:00 am

Home Nigel Evans, who had resigned as deputy speaker before being cleared of a bundle of rape and sexual assault…

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5 April 2014 9:00 am

Home George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, made ‘a commitment to fight for full employment in Britain’ and for…

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11 January 2014 9:00 am

Home George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, made it clear in a speech that he intended to cut £25 billion…

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…

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7 December 2013 9:00 am

Home George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, said that average energy bills would be brought £50 lower through government…

Charles Moore's notes: At last! Reds under the beds again

5 October 2013 9:00 am

 Manchester For those of us of a certain age, Ed Miliband’s speech last week was exhilaratingly nostalgic. His promise to…

George Osborne is offering me a £75k bribe if I buy my council house. Should I take it?

27 July 2013 9:00 am

The Chancellor is offering leftish council tenants like me a larger bribe than ever to abandon our principles

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29 June 2013 9:00 am

Home George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, outlined cuts of £11.5 billion from departmental spending for the tax-year beginning in…

Wasted! How 'Austerity Osborne' is still squandering billions

22 June 2013 9:00 am

These aren’t austerity measures – and the state isn’t even shrinking

Good on you, Google - in praise of tax avoiders

25 May 2013 9:00 am

Anyone who googled ‘tax avoidance’ this week will have been confronted (between adverts for accountancy firms) with endless stories about…

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27 November 2010 12:00 am

Britain is to lend Ireland up to £9 billion.