George Osborne

George Osborne’s Evening Standard job is good news for London

25 March 2017 10:00

George Osborne has been a good friend to London. He sees the point of infrastructure and I hope he’ll fight…

The Spectator Podcast: Aid isn’t working

23 March 2017 12:48

On this week’s podcast, we consider how refugees could be better aided, whether David Cameron might be envious of George Osborne’s ‘retirement’,…

In defence of George Osborne (by the Evening Standard’s departing editor)

21 March 2017 11:47

So I am feeling a bit better about my lack of radio experience. These are exciting times for free movement…

George Osborne finds old habits die hard

20 March 2017 15:24

George Osborne became the subject of much mockery over the weekend after Rohan Silva let slip that the former chancellor…

What the papers say: Why Tony Blair is still wrong about Brexit

20 March 2017 8:37

Why did 17.4m people vote for Brexit? A long list of reasons have been put forward but Tony Blair thinks…

Listen: Osborne applied for Standard job… after friends asked for help with their applications

18 March 2017 10:15

Lesson No.1: Never ask George – ‘six jobs’ – Osborne for career advice. Or at least, never ask the former…

Was George Osborne sloppy second to City AM editor?

17 March 2017 21:20

Following the announcement that George Osborne is the new editor of the Evening Standard, the BBC’s media editor Amol Rajan…

Revealed: George Osborne’s speech to Evening Standard staff – I know how to run a country, not a newspaper

17 March 2017 17:44

Although George Osborne has many questions to answer regarding how he can take on the role of editor of the…

An MP as editor? It’s been done before – at The Spectator

17 March 2017 15:17

What on earth does George Osborne know about journalism? How can someone with no journalistic experience go straight in as…

George Osborne is the archetypal part-time MP

17 March 2017 14:48

For once, Jeremy Corbyn was spot-on. Learning of the news that George Osborne is to be made editor of the…

MP for Tatton takes up part-time job as… Evening Standard editor

17 March 2017 12:02

Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth and Freddy Gray grapple with Osborne’s shock appointment: In recent months, Mr S has kept readers…

George Osborne is to blame for the business rates fiasco

21 February 2017 17:05

It is almost always unwise to postpone the introduction of a big, scheduled tax change, but often tempting at the…

The Bank of England is (slowly) overcoming its Brexophobia

2 February 2017 13:32

It has been clear for some time that the pre-referendum warnings made by Bank of England governor Mark Carney were…

My time in the ‘Naughty Corner’

21 December 2016 9:00

An unexpected silver lining to leaving government is that I have a much nicer parliamentary office. The Chancellor’s traditional room…

My run-in with Ivanka Trump

18 December 2016 9:00

I’ve never met Donald Trump, but I have come across his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared. I met them this…

By focusing on Assad’s grim regime, MPs are ignoring a greater evil

14 December 2016 14:46

Well, is it our fault? George Osborne has repeated his claim, which he has made already, that the situation in…

On Syria, it is easier for MPs to reflect on their past mistakes than confront the present

14 December 2016 11:17

Whose fault is the bloodshed in Aleppo? Yesterday the House of Commons discussed this at some length in an emergency…

George Osborne’s stamp duty hike is starting to bite the Treasury

8 December 2016 13:06

The existence of the Laffer Curve can be proved by thought-experiment alone. If a government levies an income tax rate…

Labour and the Tories carry on cross-dressing at Treasury questions

29 November 2016 15:56

In last week’s Autumn statement, Philip Hammond appeared to channel his inner Ed Miliband as he banned letting fees and went on a…

Philip Hammond delivers a politically placid autumn statement

23 November 2016 15:11

Philip Hammond started his autumn statement to the House of Commons by saying his style would be rather different to…

Will Philip Hammond be arrested after the Autumn Statement?

22 November 2016 7:53

So, austerity is to end. Or that is what the briefings for Wednesday’s Autumn Statement seem to indicate: Philip Hammond…

George Osborne turns his attention to the special relationship

8 November 2016 12:13

Although George Osborne is now a backbencher, the former Chancellor still harbours leadership ambitions. On that note, it’s not gone…

George Osborne cashes in on Brexit

4 November 2016 9:20

Things are looking up for George Osborne. Not only have bookies slashed his odds of making a political comeback, the…

George Osborne keeps his hat on

3 November 2016 18:41

Given the number of people Theresa May managed to offend at last night’s Parliamentarian of the Year awards, the Prime…

Parliamentarian of the Year 2016, in pictures

3 November 2016 11:24

This year’s Spectator Parliamentarian of the Year awards, sponsored by Benenden, saw Theresa May reunited with her former Cabinet colleague…