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George Osborne ‘uncorks the Gauke’ once again

24 May 2016 8:00

At last month’s Westminster Correspondents’ dinner, George Osborne made light of his behaviour during his budget U-turn. Joshing about his…

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If Brexit solves the housing crisis, bring it on

23 May 2016 22:30

It is, at times, unclear that George Osborne is aware that the under-30s are voting in this EU referendum. When…

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The Treasury’s Brexit short-term impacts analysis: A bit high, a lot political

23 May 2016 16:46

The Treasury’s analysis of the short-term impact of Brexit offers us two scenarios for the two years following the referendum: a base ‘shock’…

The Treasury dishes up more Brexit fearmongering. Will it work?

23 May 2016 7:58

It’s now exactly one month until the EU referendum and the Treasury has marked the moment with another economic warning…

Today’s inflation figures tell us nothing about Brexit. Why does the Treasury pretend otherwise?

17 May 2016 12:16

We’re now at the stage in the EU referendum debate where every announcement is explained in terms of its relationship…

Why today is crucial for determining Theresa May’s chances in the next Tory leadership race

17 May 2016 8:27

Theresa May knows all about the pitfalls of speaking at the Police Federation but she is also well aware of…

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The prospect of Brexit is already damaging growth, but Osborne doesn’t care

15 May 2016 8:30

Has the shadow of Brexit already cost us a slice of GDP — and if so, is it a blip…

The IMF serves up more Project Fear – and it’s working

13 May 2016 13:18

Another day, another warning about the economic bombshell which would follow Brexit. This time it’s the turn of the IMF.…

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Watch: George Osborne grilled about his great deception over Brexit

11 May 2016 18:02

The Chancellor gave evidence to the Treasury select committee today, and he was challenged about The Spectator’s analysis of his systematic…


George Osborne admits the Treasury is planning for Brexit

11 May 2016 17:12

The last time George Osborne appeared before the Treasury Committee he had to face questions on his disastrous Budget. So…

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Government drops plans to force all schools to become academies

6 May 2016 15:23

It’s a good day for the Conservatives to bury bad news, when all attention is on Labour and the SNP’s…

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Whitto feels the heat at Westminster Correspondents’ dinner

29 April 2016 9:05

Last night lobby hacks gathered with their favourite SpAds in tow for the Westminster correspondents’ dinner. This year’s guest of honour was…

Is Brexit to blame for the GDP slowdown?

27 April 2016 15:08

Britain’s economic growth slowed in the first quarter of this year to 0.4 per cent, down from 0.6 per cent…

Coffee House shots: What’s next for the Brexit campaign?

25 April 2016 12:33

The EU referendum rumbles ever closer but after a bad week for the leave campaign following Barack Obama’s controversial intervention…

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Brexit forecasting is futile – and both sides should just admit it

20 April 2016 14:16

The most striking thing about the Treasury’s forecast of the impact of Brexit is the relative modesty of its claim…


What ‘stinking cesspit of corporate corruption’? Steve Hilton refuses to say he backs Brexit

20 April 2016 10:11

In More Human, Steve Hilton describes the EU as ‘a stinking cesspit of corporate corruption gussied up in the garb…

Today in audio: Gove’s case for Brexit

19 April 2016 17:03

Michael Gove has been making his case for Brexit and doing his best to knock the stuffing out of the…


Government avoids defeat on banking bill

19 April 2016 12:57

Today’s Treasury questions was a pretty tame affair. Labour produced a pretty mild set of questions on tax avoidance and…


The danger of Michael Gove’s vague optimism

19 April 2016 9:23

After yesterday’s furore over Treasury warnings about exactly what Brexit will cost British families, today it’s Michael Gove’s turn to…

Today in audio: Osborne slammed over ‘absurd’ Brexit warning

18 April 2016 17:19

George Osborne’s warning over what Brexit will cost the UK economy has dominated the headlines for much of the day.…

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Leave.EU hit back at Osborne over Brexit comments: ‘if this is our economic team, we are in deep s–t’

18 April 2016 16:42

George Osborne’s claim that the Treasury thinks Brexit would make you £4,300 worse off has gone down like a cup…

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The deceptions behind George Osborne’s Brexit report

18 April 2016 14:02

Sometimes, George Osborne’s dishonesty is simply breathtaking. Let’s set aside the way he has positioned himself over the years (if he…

The Coffee House podcast: George Osborne’s Brexit warning

18 April 2016 12:15

George Osborne has warned today that Brexit will cost each household in the UK around £4,500. The Chancellor also said…


How ministers had to change tack in the EU referendum campaign

18 April 2016 8:56

George Osborne harnesses the might of the Treasury machine today in the EU referendum campaign, publishing a weighty tome that…

The Spectator podcast: tax vs sex

16 April 2016 9:30

To subscribe to The Spectator’s weekly podcast, for free, visit the iTunes store or follow us on SoundCloud. After the row over tax returns,…