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# george-osborne - Saturday 22 December, 2018

George Osborne: Second Brexit referendum or general election likely in 2019

The former chancellor was David Cameron’s closest ally in government for six years.

# george-osborne - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

'Sensible' Tories holding secret talks with Labour to ensure a soft Brexit

Theresa May is facing pressure on all sides as she looks to form a government to lead the Brexit negotiations.

# george-osborne - Saturday 18 March, 2017

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A Tory finance minister has been named as the editor of one the UK's biggest newspapers

George Osborne is still an MP and also has a €750,000-a-year job with a wealth management company.

# george-osborne - Monday 6 June, 2016

Brexit vote would mean border checks and a "shock" to the North's economy - Osborne

Osborne is in the north on the Brexit vote campaign trail.

# george-osborne - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

George Osborne refuses to apologise as he is forced to reverse disability welfare cuts

The embattled chancellor of the exchequer was on the defensive yesterday.

# george-osborne - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Greek PM says he signed a deal he doesn't believe in ... but will implement

He added that he plans to carry out his responsibilities in office for the next four years.

# george-osborne - Thursday 11 June, 2015

The UK is staring down the barrel of a massive loss on Ulster Bank parent RBS

The country’s government plans to start offloading its shares in the bailed-out bank.

# george-osborne - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

The UK's minimum wage has just gone up...

Only by 20p though. Is Ireland about to follow the UK’s example? And by how much if so?

# george-osborne - Sunday 7 December, 2014

# george-osborne - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

He forgot to mention it in his speech ... but Ed Miliband insists the UK deficit is an "incredibly high" priority

It’s one of the “perils” of speaking directly, instead of reading the precise text of a long party conference address, the Labour leader insisted.

# george-osborne - Monday 7 July, 2014

British Government expected to launch child sex abuse investigation

The Home Office has admitted that 114 official files relating to claims of child abuse have been lost or destroyed.

# george-osborne - Thursday 3 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge UK finance minister George Osborne makes a hames of kid's question: "What's 7 times 8?" Seven Times Eight Is...

UK finance minister George Osborne makes a hames of kid's question: "What's 7 times 8?"

This would never happen to Michael Noonan. Right?

# george-osborne - Monday 17 February, 2014

Alex Salmond has come out fighting after EU warning about Scottish independence

The Scottish First Minister has said that not recognising the result would be anti-democratic.

# george-osborne - Thursday 27 June, 2013

The British chancellor's choice of a posh burger is front page news in the UK

George Osborne’s decision to have a burger has caused some controversy in the UK…

# george-osborne - Thursday 20 June, 2013

British chancellor hints at Ulster Bank sell-off

George Osborne told bankers last night that a review is to be carried out into breaking up Royal Bank of Scotland, Ulster Bank’s parent company.

# george-osborne - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Senior bankers who put taxpayers' money at risk should be jailed

A report by a parliamentary commission on banking in the UK has recommended widespread reform to the sector.

# george-osborne - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

G8 leaders agree to ‘fight the scourge of tax evasion’, Ireland’s regime not discussed G8

G8 leaders agree to ‘fight the scourge of tax evasion’, Ireland’s regime not discussed

G8 leaders are likely to announce new measures that will make companies more transparent when it comes to taxation.

# george-osborne - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Column: The UK is exploring its shale gas future, we should do the same

Fracking is an emotively driven environmental issue – but the Irish government could do worse than follow the UK in opening up the market here for exploration, writes Aaron McKenna.

# george-osborne - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

UK to slash corporation tax rate and offer tax credits for fracking

George Osborne has halved his projections for economic growth for Britain this year, and offers a new mortgage stimulus.

Column: The success or failure of the UK's economic strategy matters greatly to Ireland

The UK budget being announced today has implications for Ireland too, writes James Kilcourse, who says as well as being a crucial trading partner, the UK is Ireland’s biggest rival for attracting foreign direct investment.

# george-osborne - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Rating agency downgrades Britain’s credit rating for first time in 35 years

Moody’s have downgraded the UK from AAA to AA1.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

# george-osborne - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Lenihan letters: What’s been released, and what hasn’t

The release of further documents this week help to shed further light on Ireland’s bailout. But what don’t we know?

# george-osborne - Friday 19 October, 2012

From The Daily Edge MP George Osborne caught in First Class without ticket Great Train Robbery

MP George Osborne caught in First Class without ticket

Unfortunately for the Chancellor, it happened in front of an ITV reporter who live-tweeted the whole episode.

# george-osborne - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

British cabinet reshuffle sees 'Minister for Murdoch' get health portfolio

Jeremy Hunt was the surprised appointment to the Ministry of Health as David Cameron conducted his first reshuffle since taking office over two years ago

# george-osborne - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

UK in worst double dip recession for 50 years

Britain’s economic output collapsed by 0.7 per cent, far more than analysts expected.

# george-osborne - Thursday 14 June, 2012

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Watch live: Leveson inquiry hears evidence from David Cameron

The inquiry set up in the wake of the phone hacking scandal at the News of the World continues to receive witness testimony today.

# george-osborne - Monday 11 June, 2012

Leveson: Gordon Brown contradicts Murdoch, criticises The Sun

The former British Prime Minister kicked off a week of senior political witnesses at the inquiry into British media ethics which also heard from current Chancellor George Osborne.

# george-osborne - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Osborne cuts corporate tax, creates credits for video game industry

Chancellor George Osborne has also raised the thresholds for income tax and child benefit, as well as hiking excise on cigarettes.

# george-osborne - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

FG backbencher preparing 'tax transparency' bill to show where money goes

Eoghan Murphy wants to follow the lead of the UK, where each taxpayer is being given a breakdown of their tax spending.

# george-osborne - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Three countries refuse to sign off on EU accounts for 2010

The UK, Sweden and the Netherlands refused to sign off after the European Court of Auditors reported accounting errors.

# george-osborne - Monday 30 January, 2012

Under-fire RBS chief Stephen Hester waives £1m bonus

Stephen Hester, whose bank is 82 per cent owned by the British taxpayer, gives up his bonus to avoid becoming a ‘pariah’.

# george-osborne - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money Review 2011 This post contains images

Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money

2011 may be remembered in future as the year we sorted out the financial crisis – or the year in which it grew beyond our control.

# george-osborne - Monday 19 December, 2011

Euro members agree €150bn in new loans to IMF - but UK opts out

George Osborne told EU finance ministers that Britain would only act as part of a G20 plan, and not within the EU.

# george-osborne - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Noonan to meet Osborne amid concerns over Britain's EU isolation

The fallout of Cameron’s decision to use a veto in EU negotiations on a new treaty continued last night as Clegg and the Lib Dems refused to back the PM in a Commons vote.

# george-osborne - Saturday 10 December, 2011

Germany insists EU deal will crack crisis - as Britain fears isolation EU

Germany insists EU deal will crack crisis - as Britain fears isolation

There have been mixed reactions to the landmark EU deal – but UK PM David Cameron received a “hero’s welcome” from Conservative MPs after rejecting it.

# george-osborne - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

Two million staff on strike, in UK's biggest action since 1979

Public sector workers are striking, over government proposals to make staff work longer and pay more in order to earn pensions.

# george-osborne - Friday 7 October, 2011

UK and Portuguese banks downgraded by Moody’s

Twelve banks in the UK and nine in Portugal have been downgraded after Moody’s reassessed the financial institutions’ support environment.

# george-osborne - Friday 23 September, 2011

Ireland to draw down UK bilateral loan 'shortly' - Noonan

Ireland is to draw down the first €463 million of its loans from Britain in the coming weeks, finance minister Michael Noonan says.

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