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George Osborne: Second Brexit referendum or general election likely in 2019
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George Osborne: Second Brexit referendum or general election likely in 2019

Dec 22nd 2018, 5:13 PM 32,378 Views 52 Comments

The former chancellor was David Cameron’s closest ally in government for six years.

'Sensible' Tories holding secret talks with Labour to ensure a soft Brexit
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'Sensible' Tories holding secret talks with Labour to ensure a soft Brexit

Jun 13th 2017, 7:08 AM 11,600 Views 20 Comments

Theresa May is facing pressure on all sides as she looks to form a government to lead the Brexit negotiations.

A Tory finance minister has been named as the editor of one the UK's biggest newspapers
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A Tory finance minister has been named as the editor of one the UK's biggest newspapers

Mar 18th 2017, 1:22 PM 15,438 Views 41 Comments

George Osborne is still an MP and also has a €750,000-a-year job with a wealth management company.

Brexit vote would mean border checks and a "shock" to the North's economy - Osborne
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Brexit vote would mean border checks and a "shock" to the North's economy - Osborne

Jun 6th 2016, 9:48 AM 14,749 Views 133 Comments

Osborne is in the north on the Brexit vote campaign trail.

George Osborne refuses to apologise as he is forced to reverse disability welfare cuts
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George Osborne refuses to apologise as he is forced to reverse disability welfare cuts

Mar 23rd 2016, 7:31 AM 11,933 Views 29 Comments

The embattled chancellor of the exchequer was on the defensive yesterday.

Greek PM says he signed a deal he doesn't believe in ... but will implement
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Greek PM says he signed a deal he doesn't believe in ... but will implement

Jul 14th 2015, 10:30 PM 33,773 Views 83 Comments

He added that he plans to carry out his responsibilities in office for the next four years.

The UK is staring down the barrel of a massive loss on Ulster Bank parent RBS
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The UK is staring down the barrel of a massive loss on Ulster Bank parent RBS

Jun 11th 2015, 2:48 PM 9,286 Views 12 Comments

The country’s government plans to start offloading its shares in the bailed-out bank.

The UK's minimum wage has just gone up...
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The UK's minimum wage has just gone up...

Mar 18th 2015, 5:58 PM 17,215 Views 31 Comments

Only by 20p though. Is Ireland about to follow the UK’s example? And by how much if so?

The Briefcase: A Northern Ireland tax showdown, Nama plans and UTV everywhere
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The Briefcase: A Northern Ireland tax showdown, Nama plans and UTV everywhere

Dec 7th 2014, 8:46 AM 11,943 Views 8 Comments

This was the week in business.

He forgot to mention it in his speech ... but Ed Miliband insists the UK deficit is an "incredibly high" priority
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He forgot to mention it in his speech ... but Ed Miliband insists the UK deficit is an "incredibly high" priority

Sep 24th 2014, 2:20 PM 6,617 Views 22 Comments

It’s one of the “perils” of speaking directly, instead of reading the precise text of a long party conference address, the Labour leader insisted.

British Government expected to launch child sex abuse investigation
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British Government expected to launch child sex abuse investigation

Jul 7th 2014, 9:37 AM 6,819 Views 29 Comments

The Home Office has admitted that 114 official files relating to claims of child abuse have been lost or destroyed.

UK finance minister George Osborne makes a hames of kid's question: "What's 7 times 8?"
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# Seven Times Eight Is...

UK finance minister George Osborne makes a hames of kid's question: "What's 7 times 8?"

Jul 3rd 2014, 10:00 AM 2,065 Views 0 Comments

This would never happen to Michael Noonan. Right?

Alex Salmond has come out fighting after EU warning about Scottish independence
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Alex Salmond has come out fighting after EU warning about Scottish independence

Feb 17th 2014, 4:55 PM 9,036 Views 71 Comments

The Scottish First Minister has said that not recognising the result would be anti-democratic.

The British chancellor's choice of a posh burger is front page news in the UK
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The British chancellor's choice of a posh burger is front page news in the UK

Jun 27th 2013, 9:14 AM 17,879 Views 49 Comments

George Osborne’s decision to have a burger has caused some controversy in the UK…

British chancellor hints at Ulster Bank sell-off
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British chancellor hints at Ulster Bank sell-off

Jun 20th 2013, 7:36 AM 4,867 Views 12 Comments

George Osborne told bankers last night that a review is to be carried out into breaking up Royal Bank of Scotland, Ulster Bank’s parent company.

Senior bankers who put taxpayers' money at risk should be jailed
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Senior bankers who put taxpayers' money at risk should be jailed

Jun 19th 2013, 10:07 AM 5,443 Views 35 Comments

A report by a parliamentary commission on banking in the UK has recommended widespread reform to the sector.

G8 leaders agree to ‘fight the scourge of tax evasion’, Ireland’s regime not discussed
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G8 leaders agree to ‘fight the scourge of tax evasion’, Ireland’s regime not discussed

Jun 18th 2013, 2:20 PM 4,373 Views 8 Comments

G8 leaders are likely to announce new measures that will make companies more transparent when it comes to taxation.

Column: The UK is exploring its shale gas future, we should do the same
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Column: The UK is exploring its shale gas future, we should do the same

Mar 23rd 2013, 7:45 AM 33 Views 108 Comments

Fracking is an emotively driven environmental issue – but the Irish government could do worse than follow the UK in opening up the market here for exploration, writes Aaron McKenna.

UK to slash corporation tax rate and offer tax credits for fracking
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UK to slash corporation tax rate and offer tax credits for fracking

Mar 20th 2013, 1:54 PM 8,510 Views 43 Comments

George Osborne has halved his projections for economic growth for Britain this year, and offers a new mortgage stimulus.

Column: The success or failure of the UK's economic strategy matters greatly to Ireland
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Column: The success or failure of the UK's economic strategy matters greatly to Ireland

Mar 20th 2013, 7:00 AM 31 Views 6 Comments

The UK budget being announced today has implications for Ireland too, writes James Kilcourse, who says as well as being a crucial trading partner, the UK is Ireland’s biggest rival for attracting foreign direct investment.

Rating agency downgrades Britain’s credit rating for first time in 35 years
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Rating agency downgrades Britain’s credit rating for first time in 35 years

Feb 23rd 2013, 10:15 AM 5,170 Views 21 Comments

Moody’s have downgraded the UK from AAA to AA1.

Lenihan letters: What’s been released, and what hasn’t
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Lenihan letters: What’s been released, and what hasn’t

Oct 24th 2012, 5:29 PM 14,147 Views 24 Comments

The release of further documents this week help to shed further light on Ireland’s bailout. But what don’t we know?

MP George Osborne caught in First Class without ticket
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# Great Train Robbery

MP George Osborne caught in First Class without ticket

Oct 19th 2012, 5:50 PM 10,859 Views 35 Comments

Unfortunately for the Chancellor, it happened in front of an ITV reporter who live-tweeted the whole episode.

British cabinet reshuffle sees 'Minister for Murdoch' get health portfolio
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# Everyday I'm Shufflin

British cabinet reshuffle sees 'Minister for Murdoch' get health portfolio

Sep 4th 2012, 5:49 PM 4,216 Views 20 Comments

Jeremy Hunt was the surprised appointment to the Ministry of Health as David Cameron conducted his first reshuffle since taking office over two years ago

UK in worst double dip recession for 50 years
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UK in worst double dip recession for 50 years

Jul 25th 2012, 11:06 AM 2,549 Views 8 Comments

Britain’s economic output collapsed by 0.7 per cent, far more than analysts expected.

Watch live: Leveson inquiry hears evidence from David Cameron
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Watch live: Leveson inquiry hears evidence from David Cameron

Jun 14th 2012, 10:57 AM 11,120 Views 2 Comments

The inquiry set up in the wake of the phone hacking scandal at the News of the World continues to receive witness testimony today.

Leveson: Gordon Brown contradicts Murdoch, criticises The Sun
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Leveson: Gordon Brown contradicts Murdoch, criticises The Sun

Jun 11th 2012, 6:55 PM 1,668 Views 4 Comments

The former British Prime Minister kicked off a week of senior political witnesses at the inquiry into British media ethics which also heard from current Chancellor George Osborne.

Osborne cuts corporate tax, creates credits for video game industry
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Osborne cuts corporate tax, creates credits for video game industry

Mar 21st 2012, 3:12 PM 3,747 Views 31 Comments

Chancellor George Osborne has also raised the thresholds for income tax and child benefit, as well as hiking excise on cigarettes.

FG backbencher preparing 'tax transparency' bill to show where money goes
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FG backbencher preparing 'tax transparency' bill to show where money goes

Mar 20th 2012, 3:02 PM 3,118 Views 19 Comments

Eoghan Murphy wants to follow the lead of the UK, where each taxpayer is being given a breakdown of their tax spending.

Three countries refuse to sign off on EU accounts for 2010
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Three countries refuse to sign off on EU accounts for 2010

Feb 22nd 2012, 9:37 AM 2,989 Views 8 Comments

The UK, Sweden and the Netherlands refused to sign off after the European Court of Auditors reported accounting errors.

Under-fire RBS chief Stephen Hester waives £1m bonus
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Under-fire RBS chief Stephen Hester waives £1m bonus

Jan 30th 2012, 8:37 AM 1,147 Views 10 Comments

Stephen Hester, whose bank is 82 per cent owned by the British taxpayer, gives up his bonus to avoid becoming a ‘pariah’.

Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money
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# Review 2011

Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money

Dec 29th 2011, 10:58 AM 1,446 Views 5 Comments

2011 may be remembered in future as the year we sorted out the financial crisis – or the year in which it grew beyond our control.

Euro members agree €150bn in new loans to IMF - but UK opts out
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Euro members agree €150bn in new loans to IMF - but UK opts out

Dec 19th 2011, 7:39 PM 3,187 Views 37 Comments

George Osborne told EU finance ministers that Britain would only act as part of a G20 plan, and not within the EU.

Noonan to meet Osborne amid concerns over Britain's EU isolation
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Noonan to meet Osborne amid concerns over Britain's EU isolation

Dec 14th 2011, 8:04 AM 1,356 Views 3 Comments

The fallout of Cameron’s decision to use a veto in EU negotiations on a new treaty continued last night as Clegg and the Lib Dems refused to back the PM in a Commons vote.

Germany insists EU deal will crack crisis - as Britain fears isolation
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Germany insists EU deal will crack crisis - as Britain fears isolation

Dec 10th 2011, 12:33 PM 2,477 Views 17 Comments

There have been mixed reactions to the landmark EU deal – but UK PM David Cameron received a “hero’s welcome” from Conservative MPs after rejecting it.

Two million staff on strike, in UK's biggest action since 1979
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Two million staff on strike, in UK's biggest action since 1979

Nov 30th 2011, 11:07 AM 1,428 Views 9 Comments

Public sector workers are striking, over government proposals to make staff work longer and pay more in order to earn pensions.

UK and Portuguese banks downgraded by Moody’s
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UK and Portuguese banks downgraded by Moody’s

Oct 7th 2011, 1:00 PM 491 Views 14 Comments

Twelve banks in the UK and nine in Portugal have been downgraded after Moody’s reassessed the financial institutions’ support environment.

Ireland to draw down UK bilateral loan 'shortly' - Noonan
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Ireland to draw down UK bilateral loan 'shortly' - Noonan

Sep 23rd 2011, 2:02 PM 1,403 Views 23 Comments

Ireland is to draw down the first €463 million of its loans from Britain in the coming weeks, finance minister Michael Noonan says.

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