David Gauke

The fiery frustrations of the independent conservatives

26 November 2019 12:19

Dominic Grieve, David Gauke and Anne Milton face a big challenge to keep their seats come 12 December. The trio…

How will the independent ex-Tory candidates cope in the election campaign?

6 November 2019 17:52

This election is going to be particularly discombobulating for the ex-Tory MPs who are now independents. Even though all three…

Can the Gaukeward Squad overcome its inner turmoil?

27 July 2019 15:50

Usually after a big government reshuffle, the happiest-looking people are the ministers, whether they’ve survived the axe or are celebrating…

Sunday shows round-up: Emily Thornberry – ‘I really think Amber Rudd should quit’

22 April 2018 17:05

The Shadow Foreign Secretary has called for the Home Secretary to resign over the Windrush debacle that has been dominating…

How much trouble is David Gauke in?

28 March 2018 11:37

How much trouble is David Gauke in? The Justice Secretary appears to be up to his neck in it in…

Sunday shows round-up: Diane Abbott sounds public sector alarm

17 December 2017 16:15

Diane Abbott – Public sector at risk if migration collapses The Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott has told Andrew Marr…

David Gauke taunts John McDonnell over Russia Today

23 November 2017 18:30

Alex Salmond has been in the firing line of late over his decision to host a chat show on Russia…

The Universal Credit is supposed to streamline benefits from October 2013. Picture: Getty.

Budget leaves Universal Credit claimants in precarious position over Christmas

23 November 2017 17:52

If Philip Hammond’s Budget was designed to stave off any particularly pressing problems, rather than really building the Britain that…

Does the rule of law cover the poor?

9 October 2017 18:17

Belatedly, the disastrous rollout of Universal Credit has become a media ‘talking point’.  I could do with less praise for…

David Gauke takes a pop at his former boss

22 June 2017 16:47

Following the disappointing snap election result, Theresa May has had to relax her approach to government – gone are the days…

Theresa May leaves Damian Green with egg on his face

22 May 2017 12:11

As is becoming a habit with Theresa May, the Conservatives have today performed a U-turn on their manifesto plans for social care.…

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…

MPs hammer Treasury ministers on ‘completely unacceptable’ sweetheart deal for Google

25 January 2016 17:57

Even though, as Fraser argued last week, Google has done nothing wrong in agreeing to pay £130 million to settle…

Corbynmania takes hold of the Tories

10 August 2015 11:30

Forget Tories4Corbyn, a new craze is taking hold of Conservative politicians across the country. With Jeremy Corbyn’s popularity now at an…

George Osborne’s press conference leaves questions unanswered

7 April 2015 12:29

This is supposed to be the week when people start thinking about the General Election. George Osborne certainly thinks voters…

David Gauke: Ed Balls has questions to answer on HSBC leak

9 February 2015 8:51

The HSBC tax dodge leak is from 2007, and so has nothing to do with the current government, sort of.…

The tricks being played over a VAT rise

9 December 2014 17:34

Today’s Treasury Questions was a bit odd, not least because neither George Osborne nor Ed Balls were there, so everyone…

Leaked letter shows ministers trying to calm tensions on marriage tax breaks

24 June 2013 12:57

Ministers are clearly mindful of the potential damage that Tim Loughton’s amendment to the Finance Bill calling for tax breaks…

The fiscal nimbyism that still terrifies the Tories

2 November 2012 11:54

If you’re the tax personality of the year, as David Gauke is, the pressure’s on when you give an interview…

Back to tax basics

24 July 2012 17:15

David Gauke was only elected in 2005, but it’s impossible that he can’t remember the Back to Basics campaign, and…