George Osborne

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Boris Johnson: Another four years as mayor and then Party leader?

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson: What's in his head?

With a second term of London mayoralty looming for Boris Johnson, A.P. Schrader asks whether another four years as London Mayor is necessary to shed his buffoon image? And, with the shedding of the buffoon image, what are his prospects for party leadership?

What is Boris up to? It is a question I find myself pondering more and more of late as the Mayor of London continues to run foul of his Continue reading

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Textbook Economics: Why you can’t get a job

VAT

The VAT harmed industry

Wondering how the government’s economic decisions make it hard for you to find a job. Terence White explains…

The answer is simple.

First, it is vital to remember what the biggest expenditure of every business is: wages. Second, it is also important to remember what business need to make money: products and customers. Thirdly, we must also take into account what businesses aim to do: raise the standard of living by making money for themselves. We must also take note that an economy’s money is Continue reading

NHS Cuts – are the Tories really to blame?

nhs cuts

Who's to blame for the cuts?

Before the last General Election, David Cameron invested a great deal of effort to explain his love of the NHS and pledged not to cut its budget. After a year in power the Conservatives are being criticised for curbing NHS spending. However, it is the Coalition that should take the blame, not the Tories, writes Nicola Bradshaw. Continue reading

Dave and George, 100% happy?

George Osborne

George Osborne: 100% behind the PM?

Following a shrink of 0.3% in the UK economy from last quarter and reports of friction between the No. 10 and the Treasury, the PM has issued a statement saying he is 100% behind his Chancellor’s growth plan. But just how strong is the relationship between George Osborne and David Cameron? William Sharman investigates.

0.2% was the reported growth of the UK economy between April and Continue reading

Doing what Osborne Can’t: Saving The Economy

This is Ventilator Blues' hand

Politics On Toast is doing well in the cabinet. Our very own AP Schrader was made Health Secretary and, now, Ventilator Blues has kicked George Osborne out of Westminster and has installed himself as Chancellor of the Exchequer. This is how ventilator Blues will save the economy:

Some months ago I reread P.J. O’Rourke’s seminal work “Parliament of Whores” and re-discovered a wonderful chapter on balancing the budget of the Federal Republic Beneath Canada. What fun it would be, I thought, to have a go myself and with the Continue reading

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