Brownies

Chancellor George Osborne Hosts Annual Christmas Party For Charity

The anatomy of a political lie: ‘tax-free childcare’

18 March 2014 11:52

Today’s announcement of childcare subsidy, up to the value of £2,000 per kid under the age of 12, is welcome…

Debt 2000-2018

David Cameron rebuked for telling porkies about the national debt

1 February 2013 14:16

Where was Andrew Dilnot in the Gordon Brown era? The head of the UK Statistics Authority has just rebuked the…

Son of Brownies

13 November 2011 19:11

How generous of Ed Balls to publish a transcript of his interview on the Politics Show earlier, so that we…

Balls’ Brownies

26 September 2011 17:24

In his speech today, Ed Balls proved himself worthy of the “Son of Brown” tag, slipping in more than a…

The Miliband deception

29 October 2010 17:24

Ed Miliband’s speech in Scotland this afternoon was a strange beast. So much of it was typical of the new…

Osborne must make the workings of the OBR even more transparent

9 July 2010 9:22

Forget the hubbub about Gove’s schools list, the most damaging story for the government this week could well be on…

Different Miliband, similar deceit

28 June 2010 17:52

First, David Miliband was telling Brownies about the public finances.  Now, his brother’s at it too.  Here’s what he told…

Miliband the conman

28 June 2010 14:40

Who’d have thought it? There’s David Miliband getting all self-righteous about the “cons” in George Osborne’s Budget, when – oh…

A new Brownie Buster

31 March 2010 18:56

Michael Scholar: hero. The newish head of the UK statistics authority is finally coming to the aid of the statistics…

The cuts unveiled

10 December 2009 15:25

Well, as expected, the IFS have put the lie to Darling’s claim that the budgets of non-ringfenced departments would be…

The Darling deception

10 December 2009 10:25

Alistair Darling normally strikes us as an honest man dropped into an impossible situation. But whether he misspoke, or whether…

Your guide to the PBR Brownies

9 December 2009 9:09

How can you tell if you’re being lied to on budget day? Normally its easy: Gordon Brown’s lips move. But,…

Exam result shock: Balls fails

27 August 2009 9:04

You know how it is.  You start reading an article by Ed Balls – in this case, in today’s Guardian…