TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

Posts Tagged ‘George Osborne’

  THE PURPOSE OF PARLIAMENT MRS MAY. We really are in worrying times. I suppose I shouldn’t rise to the bait of the Daily Mail who have characterised this opportunistic General Election as an opportunity to “crush the saboteurs”. (That’s all of us who believe that Britain should remain in the EU and those who [read more…]


    FORTRESS WESTMINSTER.   I first worked at Westminster as a journalist a year after Airey Neave was blown up in New Palace Yard, the very place where brave PC Keith Palmer was stabbed to death on Wednesday. Security was tightened after that incident in 1979 and progressively since. But the gates where the [read more…]


  THE EXIT FEE. Extreme Brexiteers may rail against the figures, but the fact is we are going to pay a heavy price if we exit the European Union. That is the most important message from the Autumn Statement Some of us hope public opinion will change and we can yet halt this madness. But [read more…]


  The Northern Powerhouse had the perfect backer. George Osborne was Chancellor, the second most powerful person in the government. It was his project and he could make reluctant civil servants (they always are when it comes to devolution) do his bidding. Finally he represented a northern constituency. The new Prime Minister has set up [read more…]


  BREXIT DANGER. With death on the streets around the European Union Headquarters building and the Budget shambles at home, it has been a bad week for those of us wanting a remain vote in June’s EU referendum. The disgusting terrorist atrocities suggest Europe is falling apart under a wave of violence. The events in [read more…]