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George Osborne's new financial year gets off to 'a disappointing start'

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
The chancellor, George Osborne, has fallen behind in his deficit-reduction programme just a month into the new financial year, with the government borrowing more than expected in April.

George Osborne 'uncorks the Gauke' once again (blog) - ‎8 hours ago‎
So, it ought to come as little surprise to Osborne that MPs were weary to his ways when he appeared to use the same old strategy to avoid awkward questions on Monday about the latest Treasury EU report.
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Nicola Sturgeon warns George Osborne his fear-based campaigning could have a negative effect on voters

Herald Scotland - ‎8 hours ago‎
NICOLA Sturgeon has criticised George Osborne's “fear-based campaigning” on the EU, warning that insulting voters' intelligence with overblown claims could have a negative impact on the campaign to keep Britain in.

George Osborne, the really unfortunate chancellor

The Guardian - ‎May 22, 2016‎
George Osborne is not the first chancellor of the exchequer to arrive in office expressing concern about the unbalanced nature of UK growth.

Tampon tax still not scrapped as George Osborne 'goes quiet' on his pledge

The Independent - ‎May 22, 2016‎
George Osborne is facing pressure from campaigners after failing to scrap the tampon tax. Campaigners claim the Government has “gone quiet” on the matter since announcing the five per cent VAT on sanitary products would be scrapped back in March.
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Archbishop criticises George Osborne's Brexit 'scare stories'

Catholic Herald Online - ‎May 23, 2016‎
An archbishop has become the first senior Church leader in the UK to show public sympathy for the Brexit campaign. European Union ambitions to turn the bloc into the super-state were wrong, said Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark.
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George Osborne pledge to scrap 'very unfair' tuition fees comes to light

The Guardian - ‎May 19, 2016‎
A letter by a young Conservative MP called George Osborne, in which the writer criticises the introduction of university tuition fees, describing them as very unfair and a “tax on learning”, has been discovered by a former constituent.

George Osborne 'like Pinocchio' for house prices claim, says Duncan Smith

The Guardian - ‎May 21, 2016‎
“Let me just remind everybody that it was the Treasury and George Osborne who said when we came into power in 2010 we couldn't trust Treasury reports because they were always fiddled with by chancellors of the exchequer,” Duncan Smith told Sky News.

Austerity is far more than just cuts. It's about privatising everything we own

The Guardian - ‎10 hours ago‎
Almost everyone who gives the matter serious thought agrees that George Osborne and David Cameron want to reshape Britain. The spending cuts, the upending of the NHS, even this month's near-miss over the BBC: signs lie everywhere of how this will be ...

Video: PM David Cameron and George Osborne warn of 'DIY recession' after Brexit

Belfast Telegraph - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne warn that a vote to leave the EU would plunge Britain into recession.
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G7 meeting: Haruhiko Kuroda randomly grabs George Osborne's bum

Metro - ‎May 21, 2016‎
While in the middle of shaking hands and schmoozing, George Osborne appeared to be randomly groped by the Governor of the Bank of Japan Haruhiko Kuroda.

George Osborne's Sugar Tax crackdown exposed as a sham

The Sun - ‎May 22, 2016‎
GEORGE Osborne's crackdown on soft drinks is exposed as a sham today - as Government figures reveal sales have plunged 44 per cent without a 'Sugar Tax'.

George Osborne may live to regret treating his former friends with such arrogant contempt - ‎May 17, 2016‎
George Osborne is really going for it on the economic aspect of the Brexit referendum. He's called his opponents “economically illiterate” and “conspiracists”, declaring the economic debate “over” and that it's time to “stop pretending” Brexit will ...
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Ed Balls and Vince Cable, reading out George Osborne's soundbites. Is this a hostage situation? - ‎May 16, 2016‎
How did George Osborne do it? Somehow, the Chancellor had persuaded Ed Balls, his former Labour foe, and Sir Vince Cable, his former Lib Dem foe, to campaign alongside him against Brexit.

House prices face 18% hit if Britain quits EU, says George Osborne

The Guardian - ‎May 20, 2016‎
George Osborne, second left, with US treasury secretary Jacob Lew, Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda and Japanese finance minister Taro Aso by a statue of Date Masamune, the first feudal lord of Sendai, at Sendai Castle.
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George Osborne feels the heat over failure to protect the British steel industry

Daily Mail - ‎May 18, 2016‎
But the shdow energy minister Caroline Flint last night accused Chancellor George Osborne and business secretary Sajid Javid of prioritising the UK's relationship with China over saving the British steel industry, where 5,000 jobs have been lost over ...

Landlords should be 'squealing' under George Osborne's crackdown, Treasury minister suggests - ‎May 13, 2016‎
Buy-to-let landlords should to be made to "squeal" under George Osborne's crackdown to help people to buy homes, a Treasury minister has suggested.
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George Osborne says Treasury is planning for Brexit

The Guardian - ‎May 11, 2016‎
George Osborne has conceded for the first time that the Treasury and the Bank of England are carrying out detailed contingency planning to prevent a vote to leave the European Union unleashing a financial crisis.