John O'Neill


EU toasts defeat of ‘backward-looking populism’ as Hofer concedes Austrian election

4 December 2016 19:20

Norbert Hofer has just conceded defeat in Austria’s presidential election after exit polls and interim results showed him losing by…

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Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland could stay in the EU and the UK

17 July 2016 13:33

We are ‘in uncharted territory with, effectively, a blank sheet of paper’ in front of us – and that means…


Bank of England holds the base rate at 0.5 per cent

14 July 2016 12:10

So, the Bank of England didn’t do it: against market expectations that there would be a cut, the base rate…


Labour’s disintegration begins

26 June 2016 8:56

Will Jeremy Corbyn have a shadow cabinet by the end of the day? By 9am there have already been two departures.…

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Bookies anoint Boris as next Tory leader

24 June 2016 8:17

The betting markets are all-but-ready to crown Boris Johnson as the next Conservative leader. After it became clear that Leave…

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Jo Cox murder suspect had links to neo-Nazi group: report

17 June 2016 14:11

New allegations are emerging about the man suspected of murdering Jo Cox yesterday. He was named locally as Thomas Mair,…

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Brexit chances surge: live chart of bookmakers’ odds

14 June 2016 9:27

Two polls putting Leave well clear of Remain – five points according to yesterday’s Guardian/ICM poll, seven points  according to…

Tory Wars

Nadine Dorries leads calls for Cameron’s resignation

29 May 2016 17:03

The knives have been out for David Cameron today. The Sunday Telegraph splashed on Priti Patel saying that he is too rich…

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Business investment falling could be good news for Remain

26 May 2016 10:06

Today’s migration figures (net migration was 333,000 in 2015, up by 20,000 on the previous year) are bad news for…

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Inflation rises to 0.5 per cent in March

12 April 2016 10:49

Annual CPI inflation rose by more than forecasters expected to reach 0.5 per cent in March, up from 0.3 per cent…

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UK economy grew by 0.5 per cent in Q4

28 January 2016 10:31

GDP growth accelerated to 0.5 per cent the final three months of last year, compared with 0.4 per cent in the previous…

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Unemployment falls – but so does pay growth

20 January 2016 13:23

The unemployment rate fell to 5.1 per cent in the three months to November, putting it at the lowest level…

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Inflation stays negative for a second month

17 November 2015 11:47

Britain stayed in deflation in October, with the Consumer Prices Index falling by 0.1 per cent over the year. So far…

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Osborne looks set to miss his deficit target – again

21 October 2015 10:22

After disappointing figures last month, public borrowing in September came in lower than forecast, at £9.4bn, figures published by ONS…

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Employment figures show 42,000 more people in work

16 September 2015 10:18

Employment figures out today show that the number of people in work rose by 42,000 in the three months to…

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Inflation rate still nailed to the floor

15 September 2015 11:43

Inflation slumped back to zero in the year to August, down from a rise of 0.1 per cent in July, figures…

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Immigration hits a record high

27 August 2015 11:52

There must be an element of masochism in Theresa May that leads her to promise the electorate something she cannot…


Is the jobs miracle over?

15 July 2015 10:43

No self-congratulatory tweets from George Osborne this morning: The UK has seen its first quarter-on-quarter rise in unemployment for two…

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Inflation is now below zero – just rejoice at that news

19 May 2015 12:15

After a couple of months of teasing the rate of inflation fell below zero to -0.1 per cent in the…

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Have the Tories given up on taking seats from Labour?

24 April 2015 16:03

David Cameron and George Osborne’s campaigning is focused on seats the Tory party wants to hold onto, while Ed Miliband…

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Four things you need to know about the IFS’ manifesto analysis

23 April 2015 15:17

Nobody’s perfect, are they? The IFS found something to criticise today for all the parties — the Conservatives, Labour, Lib Dems…

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Even the academics don’t have a clue who will win this election

27 March 2015 19:52

Academics gathered in London today to discuss how they predict the outcome of the most unpredictable election in living memory…


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23 March 2015 10:32

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When do the children of migrants become British?

26 November 2014 17:18

When do the descendants of immigrants go from being migrants to being natives? That’s the question raised by a MigrationWatch UK…

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Miliband’s people

23 September 2014 22:14

Have you met Ed Miliband recently? Then he probably namechecked you in his speech earlier today. Unless you talked about…