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Tag: George Osborne

Oh lovely jubbly! The poor really do have no accountants

Analysis by Russell Bruce Low-income families subsidise tax relief and tax shelters for the wealthy. Hit hard are the WASPI women, who were not told...

Media Watch: Scotland’s vices must be kept in proportion, especially in...

Reporting the Run-up to the Scottish Parliamentary Elections in 2016: STV and BBC Scotland News: Number 10. Dr John Robertson continues his analysis of TV news...

Bateman: Hypocrisy on debt from the whooping baboons of our political...

Derek Bateman on the political class and its neglect of financial reality In the space of a few days the people of Britain have learned that...

Tax credits saved at a stroke: cut benefits to the wealthy

As Chancellor Osborne prepares to unveil a new "benefit savings" proposal, Russell Bruce presents a costed alternative George Osborne has to find savings of...

As Osborne turns on the poor, Labour spin doctor turns on...

By G.A.Ponsonby There is no shortage of opinion pieces and articles on George Osborne's budget.  Every newspaper, blog and broadcaster is doing it to death. ...

A quiet revolution underway in the Borders?

Russell Bruce examines what's going on in the Borderlands I wrote some weeks ago about the difficulty the SNP would have in changing the political...

Osborne: friend of the well off and maker of ‘secret’ millionaires

Russell Bruce argues that tax allowances on savings should help the many and not just the few Lord Ashcroft's national polls have not shown any...

Treasury chief Macpherson rapped for abandoning civil service impartiality

Report by Thomas Connolly The head of the Treasury has had his knuckles rapped by a House of Commons select committee for his admitted bias...

Agincourt: £1m to celebrate defeat of French and ‘Scottish Nationalists’

By Russell Bruce During George Osborne's budget speech he announced in extraordinary terms £1m to celebrate the Battle of Agincourt: "And, Mr Deputy Speaker, we could...

Treasury admits it took a partisan approach to Scottish referendum

by Thomas Connolly The Treasury’s most senior civil servant has confirmed that the department set aside its supposed impartiality to support the Better Together campaign...