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#George Osborne

# george-osborne - Saturday 22 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 22nd 2018, 5:13 PM 32,374 Views 52 Comments

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
# Brexit Wounds
# Brexit Wounds

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

Jun 13th 2017, 7:08 AM 11,595 Views 20 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 18th 2017, 1:22 PM 15,411 Views 41 Comments

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
# Brexit
# Brexit

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

Jun 6th 2016, 9:48 AM 14,688 Views 133 Comments

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
# Row Back
# Row Back

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

Mar 23rd 2016, 7:31 AM 11,930 Views 29 Comments

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
# Bailout
# Bailout

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

Jul 14th 2015, 10:30 PM 33,763 Views 83 Comments

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
# Uh Oh
# Uh Oh

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

Jun 11th 2015, 2:48 PM 9,282 Views 12 Comments

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...
# Counting Pennies
# Counting Pennies

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

Mar 18th 2015, 5:58 PM 17,204 Views 31 Comments

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

The Briefcase: A Northern Ireland tax showdown, Nama plans and UTV everywhere
# Inbox Me
# Inbox Me

The Briefcase: A Northern Ireland tax showdown, Nama plans and UTV everywhere

Dec 7th 2014, 8:46 AM 11,938 Views 8 Comments

This was the week in business.

# 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
# Ed's Balls-up
# Ed's Balls-up

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

Sep 24th 2014, 2:20 PM 6,615 Views 22 Comments

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
# Westminster
# Westminster

British Government expected to launch child sex abuse investigation

Jul 7th 2014, 9:37 AM 6,797 Views 29 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 3rd 2014, 10:00 AM 2,062 Views 0 Comments

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
# Indyref
# Indyref

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

Feb 17th 2014, 4:55 PM 9,023 Views 71 Comments

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
# Shamburger
# Shamburger

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

Jun 27th 2013, 9:14 AM 17,866 Views 49 Comments

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
# Ulster Bank
# Ulster Bank

British chancellor hints at Ulster Bank sell-off

Jun 20th 2013, 7:36 AM 4,864 Views 12 Comments

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
# Bankers
# Bankers

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

Jun 19th 2013, 10:07 AM 5,420 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Jun 18th 2013, 2:20 PM 4,355 Views 8 Comments

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
# Fracking

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

Mar 23rd 2013, 7:45 AM 24 Views 108 Comments

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
# British Budget
# British Budget

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

Mar 20th 2013, 1:54 PM 8,508 Views 43 Comments

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
# UK Budget
# UK Budget

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

Mar 20th 2013, 7:00 AM 20 Views 6 Comments

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
# Moody's

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

Feb 23rd 2013, 10:15 AM 5,167 Views 21 Comments

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

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Feb 23rd 2013, 8:59 AM 12,519 Views 10 Comments

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
# Bailout
# Bailout

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

Oct 24th 2012, 5:29 PM 14,137 Views 24 Comments

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

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

MP George Osborne caught in First Class without ticket

Oct 19th 2012, 5:50 PM 10,857 Views 35 Comments

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
# Everyday I'm Shufflin
# Everyday I'm Shufflin

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

Sep 4th 2012, 5:49 PM 4,204 Views 20 Comments

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
# George Osborne
# George Osborne

UK in worst double dip recession for 50 years

Jul 25th 2012, 11:06 AM 2,545 Views 8 Comments

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

# george-osborne - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Watch live: Leveson inquiry hears evidence from David Cameron
# Hacking
# Hacking

Watch live: Leveson inquiry hears evidence from David Cameron

Jun 14th 2012, 10:57 AM 11,113 Views 2 Comments

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
# Leveson
# Leveson

Leveson: Gordon Brown contradicts Murdoch, criticises The Sun

Jun 11th 2012, 6:55 PM 1,663 Views 4 Comments

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
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Mar 21st 2012, 4:44 PM 3,302 Views 3 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Osborne cuts corporate tax, creates credits for video game industry
# United Kingdom
# United Kingdom

Osborne cuts corporate tax, creates credits for video game industry

Mar 21st 2012, 3:12 PM 3,744 Views 31 Comments

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
# Transparency
# Transparency

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

Mar 20th 2012, 3:02 PM 3,114 Views 19 Comments

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
# EU Budget
# EU Budget

Three countries refuse to sign off on EU accounts for 2010

Feb 22nd 2012, 9:37 AM 2,987 Views 8 Comments

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
# Bankers' Bonuses
# Bankers' Bonuses

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

Jan 30th 2012, 8:37 AM 1,143 Views 10 Comments

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
# Review 2011

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

Dec 29th 2011, 10:58 AM 1,444 Views 5 Comments

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
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

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

Dec 19th 2011, 7:39 PM 3,186 Views 37 Comments

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
# Talks
# Talks

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

Dec 14th 2011, 8:04 AM 1,351 Views 3 Comments

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
# EU

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

Dec 10th 2011, 12:33 PM 2,473 Views 17 Comments

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
# United Kingdom
# United Kingdom

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

Nov 30th 2011, 11:07 AM 1,427 Views 9 Comments

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
# Downgrade
# Downgrade

UK and Portuguese banks downgraded by Moody’s

Oct 7th 2011, 1:00 PM 489 Views 14 Comments

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
# Bilateral Bailout
# Bilateral Bailout

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

Sep 23rd 2011, 2:02 PM 1,400 Views 23 Comments

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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