Tag: “George Osborne

Tough day for Labour, but tough questions for Tories too

Posted on 10 December 2009 | 10:12am

Judging by the instant commentary I witnessed yesterday, I don’t suppose the papers will make pretty reading for the government. I haven’t looked. But Alistair Darling’s statement throws up some difficult questions for the Opposition too, and their difficulties in answering them were immediately clear. The public are fully aware of the depth and scale […]

Even top Tories think Dave and Co can’t do piss up in a brewery

Posted on 27 November 2009 | 8:11pm

Can’t wait to see what prominence the Dave C fanzines give to the views of Mr Stephen Greenhalgh in the morning press. This is the man who suggested that the inexperience of the current shadow cabinet is so serious that they have not even run a piss up in a brewery. So what, you say, […]

Two-jobs Osborne suffering credibility deficit

Posted on 28 October 2009 | 9:10am

The Financial Times had an interesting editorial yesterday, on shadow chancellor George Osborne’s attempt to ally himself with the public anger over bankers’ bonuses. At the heart of the article was a question that is asked widely in political and business circles – whether Osborne can be both shadow chancellor, seeking to show he has […]

Osborne inspires apathy at BBC Leeds

Posted on 6 October 2009 | 4:10pm

Call me a saddo, but I was determined to watch George Osborne’s speech live. In the media age,this ought to have been straightforward. I left Sheffield, where I was picking up a 50k cheque from Dransfield Properties for Leukamia Research’s Big 5-0 campaign, at eleven, with an hour to get to Leeds. I made it […]