Blog Posts - George Osborne



Loyalty and corruption side by side

The resignation honours list of David Cameron and George Osborne discloses how personally loyal these two men are to the teams of individuals who have helped them to cope with the highs and lows of what must be very difficult … Continue reading...
by IanChisnall on Aug 5, 2016

"It's a F##king Bloodbath" - European Banking Stocks Collapse As UK Default Risk Spikes

Zero HedgeTraders are frantic this morning as George Osborne's calming words have done nothing to halt the carnage. From Italian bankscrashing over 25% to British banks being halted, trading at record lows, to Deutsche Bank extending its Lehman-e...
by INFRAKSHUN on Jun 27, 2016

Brexit to lead UK to year-long recession and job losses: George Osborne

British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivers a speech on the economic impact of the UK leaving the EU in Chandler's Ford, southern England, on May 23, 2016. ©AFPThe head of the British Treasury, George Osborne, has warned that le...

Another fine mess ….

This years Queens speech seems to be full of half truths, lies and unrealistic promises, far in excess of some of its predecessors. Two of the clauses Queen Elizabeth was asked to read out on Wednesday were:     My government … Conti...
by IanChisnall on May 22, 2016

Educating our children

Although Nicky Morgan is now performing a U turn on George Osborne’s policy of forcing all Schools to become Academies, the idea that she will instead force all Local Authorities deemed to be failing in their educational responsibility to turn...
by IanChisnall on May 10, 2016

A Democratic Dictatorship?

Last week the Government announced their refusal to debate holding a public enquiry or referendum into their plans to force all Schools to become Academies, despite the fact that nearly 200,000 people petitioned them to do so. As one of … Conti...
by IanChisnall on Apr 26, 2016

A vote that must bring about change

The referendum on 23rd June is bound to create change for our nation, whatever the outcome of the vote. If the British public decide to remain in the EU, on the face of things we will have business as usual. … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on Apr 19, 2016

How to decide how to spend our money?

Budgeting in times of austerity is not easy, most people have got used to the challenge, even if the extent to which it impacts on them personally varies. I have no idea how hard it must be for George Osborne … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on Apr 2, 2016

The new Minimum Wage

The decision by the Labour Government to establish an Independent body to set a national minimum wage in 1998 and led to its introduction in 1999 was an important if contested step. However it was clearly a good thing to do, … Continue reading...
by IanChisnall on Apr 1, 2016

We must stand together

The decision by George Osborne and Nicky Morgan to require all Schools to become academies by 2022 is deeply flawed and anti-democratic and like many others I believe should be firmly resisted. However whatever happens politically by 2022, it is R...
by IanChisnall on Mar 26, 2016

Paris, capital of European tourism in tears (is London next ?)

I find out the news about Paris latest events second day from a friend. I was absolutely shocked like everyone else to see what happened in one of the touristic hot spots of Europe. To avoid any stupid comments I would like to make one thing clear fr...
by We care about your travel on Mar 23, 2016

Out of ideas and explanations

The Budget and subsequent speeches and media interviews by Nicky Morgan and George Osborne would suggest that they are helping to lead a Government that has run out of ideas. Put aside the EU referendum and we are left with … Continue reading &...
by IanChisnall on Mar 18, 2016

Green councillors come out strongly against forced academisation of all schools

 From Brighton and Hove Green PartyGreen Councillors have come out strongly over plans announced by Chancellor George Osborne to force all schools to become academies and eliminate the role of local authorities as a provider of education, in...
by wembleymatters on Mar 17, 2016

A few cheap ideas for George

As we prepare for tomorrows budget, there is a group of businesses that is bound to be ignored in everything that is announced apart from the rhetoric itself. The small and micro businesses in the UK are rarely understood or provided … Continu...
by IanChisnall on Mar 15, 2016

A very exclusive club

The use of Parliamentary time is incredibly valuable and costly. Even when the Government of the day is one that demonstrates values I don’t support, which is most of the time, what goes on in the Commons and Lords should be treated as ̷...
by IanChisnall on Mar 12, 2016

The attraction of real power

According to various news reports the last Cabinet meeting of 2015 was held not in No 10 Downing Street as usual, or in a public setting where members of the public could observe our Government exercising its delegated power over … Continue rea...
by IanChisnall on Dec 23, 2015

A statement fit for Katy

This weeks Autumn Statement appears to have surprised a number of commentators for its appearance as being a ‘popular’ one that protects areas which were otherwise considered as under threat. Had we been approaching a General Election, such a sta...
by IanChisnall on Nov 28, 2015

Can British forces make a difference in Syria?

(Media Release) The world has changed dramatically since August 2013 when the British government last tried to win parliamentary approval to conduct bombing operations in Syria. Then it was a question of striking at President Assad’s forces as...
by Free PR Online on Nov 27, 2015

BBC Sussex must act responsibly

This morning a tweet from BBC Sussex reports “There’s concerns there could be more houses built in rural Sussex after the Autumn Statement” the tweet links to a news report that refers to the very positive decision by the Chancellor...
by IanChisnall on Nov 26, 2015

Paris, capital of European tourism in tears (is London next ?)

I find out the news about Paris latest events second day from a friend. I was absolutely shocked like everyone else to see what happened in one of the touristic hot spots of Europe. To avoid any stupid comments I would like to make one thing clear fr...
by We care about your travel on Nov 15, 2015


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