George Osborne is not really liked by the public and it’s unlikely he would be the next Tory leader says the former editor of Conservative Home in an article today for CapX.
Q: When can George Osborne be spotted without a hi-vis jacket on? A: When he’s wearing black tie and trying to become Tory leader!
The latest edition of the Commons register of members interests has revealed George Osborne received a freebie £8,000 helicopter ride from a property-developing Tory donor who stands to benefit from planning reforms. Sounds pretty dodgy, right?
The tax credits fiasco may be starting to their political toll if today’s brazen reverse ferret by George Osborne is anything to go by.
Some people might be a bit surprised that the Daily Mail — a newspaper which normally likes to support the police — has a front page story this morning excoriating and vilifying police chiefs:
A leading Tory Party think tank has warned George Osborne his tax credit cuts could discourage the lowest-paid from seeking work and told him the government needs to soften the cuts to help poor families.
The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee — which scrutinises the value for money, efficiency and effectiveness of government spending — has slammed as “woefully inadequate” the number of prosecutions for offshore tax evasion by HM Revenue and Customs.
Oops. Looks like history was another subject Osborne wasn’t very good at: The Royal Mail was never private.……
With devastation set to hit Teeside in the wake of 1,700 job losses at the local steelworks, the credibility of the so-called ‘minister for the northern powerhouse’ has sunk to a new low after he claimed the issue was “not his responsibility” — despite also being an MP for the area.
George Osborne is spectacularly succeeding in his long-term strategy for growth. Just look at all the things he’s managed to grow since he took over as Chancellor: