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  1. George Osborne today announced he is quitting as an MP but will carry on “fighting for that Britain I love” as editor of the Evening Standard. In a letter revealing his decision to Conservatives in his Tatton constituency, he said he was thrilled to be taking charge of “a great newspaper”. The former Chancellor, 45, made plain that he intends to stay active in political debates on issues he is passionate about. And he hinted he could make a political comeback in future, saying he was leaving Westminster “for now”. Stepping Down-Quitting all the same to me. http://www.standard.co.uk/
  2. Everyone deserves a second chance. Even a third. This, perhaps, was George Osborne’s thinking when he decided that absolutely nobody would make a better chair of his new Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) than Angela Knight, CBE. The former Conservative MP became quite famous as the apologist for two of the country’s most hated and contaminated trades, first banks, then energy companies. As a simplifier of taxes, not so much. Anyone easily baffled by tax regulations and curious to know what Knight’s approach might be, as a professional elucidator, might want to look at the pages of eviden
  3. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2015/nov/25/spending-review-george-osborne-autumn-statement- No doubt this will be good news for quite a few people.
  4. Millions of pensioners are likely to join a rush to invest in new Pensioner Bonds after the Chancellor announced that they would pay 4 per cent interest over three years. George Osborne announced the bonds will have the “best available interest rates”, saying they would provide “certainty and comfort” for over 65s. One year bonds will pay an annual interest rate of 2.8 per cent, while three year bonds will pay 4 per cent. The new bonds are expected to sell out within weeks when they are released in January. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11290450
  5. Chancellor George Osborne is set to announce plans to begin selling off the Government’s shares in Lloyds Banking Group. The Sunday Times reports Osborne will use his Mansion House speech on 19 June to reveal how much of the Government’s 39 per cent stake in the bank will be sold off. The Financial Times says the Treasury is considering a sale of 10 per cent of its stake before the end of the year. Estimates suggest the total stake is worth around £17bn. Under the plans, the public will be offered discounted Lloyds shares at the same price available to institutional investors such as pens
  6. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22025035 it looks like osborne is hoping to capitalise on the nation's repulsion of the philpotts as another way of turning people against those on benefits has he so little shame that he would attempt to use 6 children's tragic deaths as a vehicle to attack benefit cklaimants
  7. Chancellor George Osborne today confirmed he has held talks with the Bank of England about the possibility of extending the Funding for Lending scheme. Announcing today’s Budget, Osborne hinted the scheme could be extended but did not provide any further details. More: http://www.mortgagestrategy.co.uk/budget-2013/budget-13-osborne-reveals-talks-with-boe-to-extend-fls/1068069.article
  8. Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed money raised through FSA fines will be donated to the armed forces. Speaking in his Budget announcement today, Osborne said money from regulatory fines including Libor will be used to fund combat stress help initiatives and Christmas boxes given to armed troops serving abroad for the next two years. Osborne said: “Those in the financial sector who have demonstrated the very worst of values are paying to support those in the armed forces who are demonstrating the very best of values.” In October, prime minister David Cameron said the Government will
  9. George Osborne has defended Britain's embattled big banks and said their survival was good for society and the country needed more, risking inflaming deep public anger over lenders following a string of mis-selling scandals. The Chancellor told the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards there were not enough banks for customers to choose from in the country. "We don't have a huge number banks, sadly, large banks. I would like to see many more," he said. He was giving evidence on the draft Financial Services Banking Reform Bill and defending reforms to ring-fence banks so no lenders
  10. He and his staff held only standard class tickets, but sat in first class. They initially refused to pay the difference in fares, (£160 each). Fortunately, the conductor didn't allow himself to be bullied, and extracted £160 from both of them... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20008342 Such a shame there wasn't a PACE trained RPI that morning... Osborne would have went the same way as Mitchell. (Held 2 x Advance Standard tickets, booked train only - however, he chose to get a different train as well as sitting in a different class, refused to move to standard class, a
  11. At the Paralympic medal ceremony
  12. Plans for dramatic cuts in government subsidies for onshore windfarms are being drawn up by the Treasury in a move that seriously undermines David Cameron's claim to be running "the greenest government ever". The Observer has learned that George Osborne is demanding cuts of 25% in subsidies, a reduction the industry says would "kill dead" the development of wind power sites. The Treasury's stance has put the chancellor at loggerheads with the Liberal Democrat energy secretary Ed Davey, whose party strongly supports more renewable energy. Osborne, whose reputation has taken a dive fol
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