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Rebekah Brooks, CEO of News UK, attends The Times CEO summit in London

George Osborne warns that he won’t ‘fumble’ his next leadership bid

23 September 2016 14:14

Well, that didn’t take long. George Osborne has had dinner with the FT and the write-up shows him as ambitious…

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Jim O’Neill’s decision to quit gives Theresa May something of a headache

23 September 2016 12:59

Jim O’Neill, who was somehow overlooked in Theresa May’s purge of the Osbornites, has become the first person to resign from…

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The Brexit bounce continues – ten forecasters up their predictions for 2016 growth

21 September 2016 12:49

The Brexit bounce continues. HM Treasury has today released forecasts of the economists it follows, as it does every month.…

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Brexit U-turns: who is rowing back on their Project Fear warnings?

21 September 2016 12:35

In the run-up to the referendum, we were warned Brexit would unleash misery. George Osborne suggested a vote for Brexit…

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George Osborne interview: championing the ‘voice of the liberal mainstream’

16 September 2016 16:59

After just eight weeks in the wilderness, George Osborne is back – and wants to put the pressure on Theresa…

The Spectator podcast: The Brexit bounce

10 September 2016 9:56

On the morning of the 24th June, Britain woke to find its stock market shattered and its pound pummelled. It…

Wetherspoon’s boss is right to mock doomster economists over Brexit

9 September 2016 17:32

In the referendum run-up, we were inundated with warnings and messages of doom and gloom about the untold damage Brexit…

The Spectator podcast: The Brexit bounce

8 September 2016 9:43

On the morning of the 24th June, Britain woke to find its stock market shattered and its pound pummelled. It…

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George Osborne’s gone, thank God. So why’s Mark Carney still around?

28 August 2016 8:00

Did you see that odd photo of George Osborne looking shifty, queuing up in the Vietnamese jungle for the chance…

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David Cameron’s larynx comes to his defence on childhood obesity

23 August 2016 13:03

Theresa May was once seen as the continuity candidate to succeed David Cameron. However, since becoming Prime Minister she has gone…

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Philip Hammond will not be a hard-hat chancellor

8 August 2016 17:19

Since Theresa May succeeded David Cameron as Prime Minister, she has wasted no time in putting distance between herself and…

An ode for Theresa May: Spectator poetry competition winners

6 August 2016 9:35

There was a good response to the call for poems on a political theme entitled ‘May day’ but the mood…

Theresa May’s Labour land grab starts today

2 August 2016 8:09

Whilst Labour tangle themselves up in civil war, the Prime Minister is making a move for the party’s economic territory.…

Is Theresa May using Hinkley Point to hold the French hostage over Brexit?

1 August 2016 15:32

Plans to build a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset suffered a surprise setback on Friday after…

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Osborne’s Hinkley vanity project deserves to be buried alongside his political career

29 July 2016 9:50

Yesterday was supposed to be the day the nuclear button was finally pressed – a vote by the board of…

Hinkley Point is the imperfect answer to a pressing problem

28 July 2016 16:08

Brits had been told that we’d be cooking our turkeys on power generated at Hinkley Point by next Christmas. It’s…

Rebekah Brooks, CEO of News UK, attends The Times CEO summit in London

George Osborne prepares to put pen to paper

28 July 2016 11:07

Although George Osborne is now on the backbench, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer is keen to make sure that he…

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Pre-Brexit jitters? No, Britain boomed during the Referendum campaign

27 July 2016 12:43

It is still a little too early to say for sure that George Osborne’s gloom-laden economic forecasts for post-Brexit Britain…

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George Osborne presses on with his foreign ambitions

25 July 2016 15:56

Although George Osborne was passed over for the role of Foreign Secretary in Theresa May’s Cabinet reshuffle, the MP for…

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George Osborne – non, je ne regrette rien

18 July 2016 23:29

In David Cameron’s final speech as Prime Minister, he attempted to set out what he would like to be remembered for —…

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Of course Britain is ‘open for business’. That was the point of Brexit

18 July 2016 17:24

Today the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched a campaign telling the world that London is ‘still open for business’.…

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Place your bets! Bookies reveal favourites for Theresa May’s Cabinet

13 July 2016 11:33

As Theresa May prepares to move into No.10 today, Britain’s next Prime Minister has a united party behind her. Since…

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Mark Carney clashes with Jacob Rees-Mogg over BoE’s Brexit warnings

12 July 2016 13:12

Jacob Rees-Mogg and Mark Carney’s clash at this morning’s Treasury Committee was a masterclass in passive aggressiveness veiled in pleases…

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‘May Day’: How the papers reacted to our new PM-in-waiting

12 July 2016 8:06

David Cameron is now in in his last full day in Downing Street and already all eyes are on the…

Coffee House Shots: Leadsom drops out – what next for May?

11 July 2016 15:04

Over the course of the past weekend, Andrea Leadsom has come under fire for her comments on having children. Such…