Perhaps George Osborne and Sajid Javid can let us know what is so funny.
George Osborne visits the ultra-marginal of Southampton Itchen to promote the government’s pension reforms and pose with a candidate who sounds like a packet of crisps. All is going according to plan … With Conservative candidate @royston_smith at a pension workshop in Southampton. We believe people should be trusted with their pensions — George Osborne […]
A conspicuously tight schedule of media rounds after the Autumn Statement last December saw George Osborne pop up at a JCB factory in Staffordshire before miraculously re-appearing back in London. Transparency data released by the Treasury reveals that this set piece was only possible because the heavy machinery manufacturer — who have donated millions of pounds […]
Under-price sell off could have cost taxpayer billions Government offered certain firms a ‘priority’ deal Fidelity Worldwide gave £975,000 to Conservative Party Hedge fund run by Osborne’s best man also cleaned up One of the ‘priority investors’ offered cut-price shares in the government’s botched privatisation of Royal Mail are a major donor to the Conservative Party. […]
Largest food bank operator report 50% rise in users Government claiming benefit claim processing has improved But Osborne deliberately introduced seven-day delay With the number of people using food banks rising 50% in the last year, the government are indignant at the suggestion that their policies have anything to do with it. The BBC reports: […]
Osborne’s university friend Peter Davies was his best man Davies’ hedge fund bought £50m share now worth nearly £86m Lansdowne Partners made £100m from financial crash Ex-boss given knighthood after £500,000 Tory donation George Osborne’s best man heads up a hedge fund which has secured profits of £36m from the privatisation of Royal Mail in under […]
CLICK THE TOP LEFT AUDIO BUTTON TO LISTEN George Osborne speaking to a Royal Mint worker on the new pound coin: “I think it’s gonna be great, innit?” This is a man knows how to speak to bingo enthusiasts. Video via: ITV News
Responding to a budget is always tough, but Ed Miliband was forced to weather flak from hacks (below) for failing to address the new measures announced by George Osborne. Not sure Miliband made comment on single Budget measure. — Andrew Neil (@afneil) March 19, 2014 I know replying to a budget is a nightmare but […]