Tag Archives: George Osborne

Leveson is side-tracked by the politicians but Rebekah Brooks’ day in court may be the clincher

The UK’s Leveson Inquiry into media ethics, set up by PM David Cameron to take the heat off politicians for their cosy relationships with law-breaking newspaper groups, has well and truly backfired. For Cameron and co obviously, because their cringe-making ...

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Craig Oliver and Norman Smith Leveson spat shows why spinners and hacks will always hate each other

The Leveson Inquiry entertainment goes on, with Tony Blair appearing earlier this week and being engagingly Tony-ish (the bastard), education secretary Michael Gove (a former employee of Rupert Murdoch as a journalist at the The Times) annoying his lordship with ...

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‘Granny Tax’ could end Osborne’s chances of becoming Tory leader and open the door to Boris

All these clever clogs chancellors of the UK exchequer come unstuck now and then (look at Gordon Brown) and hyper-ambitious current incumbent George Osborne (pictured) may just have made his big mistake by trying to sneak through his now-notorious ‘Granny ...

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Was the the Mad Men era really defined by pyjamas?

Amongst other things, obviously it was. The fifth series of Mad Men starts Sunday in the US, and probably on Sky Atlantic in the UK. I wouldn’t know because I’m a Virgin customer in the UK and don’t have Sky ...

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The battle of Stephen Hester’s bonus is a PR disaster for all the parties

Well maybe not Labour leader Ed Miliband although it’s surprising that no-one has reminded him yet that RBS boss Stephen Hester’s generous deal at the nearly-nationalised bank was struck by former Labour PM Gordon Brown and chancellor Alistair Darling. And ...

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