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Posts Tagged ‘George Osborne’

Talking ’bout the UK’s generation gap

George Osborne’s latest proposed tax cuts favor the old and punish the young. Politico, 29th October 2015 “People try to put us down,” The Who’s Pete Townshend famously wrote in 1965, talkin’ ’bout his generation. Now aged 70, he’d have no such complaint — even if he weren’t still making millions touring the world. British pensioners […]


I used to think more cuts were the answer. But not any more

The Independent, December 6th 2012 Cut less to achieve more on debt and the deficit   Many people feel torn on big economic questions. The arguments are often complicated, so they look at the politicians on each side and back the ones they trust the most – or distrust the least. It’s comforting to be […]


The more leaks, the better the discussion

Tax proposals should be scrutinised before they are put into law, not after


Cameron needs more blue-sky thinking to win the next election

Steve Hilton knew the Tories wouldn’t be heard if they seemed out of touch and out-of-date


We can’t expect decisions from two parties so much at odds

Bizarrely, the best hope for resolving Coalition differences is a collapse of the eurozone


State school is Cameron’s only option

The PM’s Etonian background was his big handicap when he ran for leader


No wonder Clegg looked miserable

There was little for the Lib Dems to cheer in the Budget


We’ve been blackmailed long enough

The banks simply have to be reformed


It’s not just the middle being squeezed

Unemployment affects one in ten workers, but rising prices hit all of us


Ed Balls will be a disaster for Labour

Like Gordon Brown, he believes he’s superior to almost everyone