Chancellor

Johnson vs Sunak: The political battle of the autumn?

21 June 2021 7:27 pm

As ministers grow increasingly confident that they will be able to unlock by 19 July, Boris Johnson is facing a…

Will Rishi Sunak's Budget give Britain the boost it needs?

4 March 2021 3:00 am

For a man who has only delivered two Budgets, Rishi Sunak is no stranger to fiscal announcements. Last March’s £30bn spending…

Sunak warns of hardship

6 October 2020 12:05 am

When Rishi Sunak was appointed Chancellor in February, he must never have imagined that his first address to the Conservative…

Prepare for Javid vs Sunak in the next Tory leadership contest

11 July 2020 4:45 pm

In 1992 a young footballer named Dion Dublin left my local team, Cambridge United, to take up one of the…

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Osborne's ringfence cycle

28 November 2015 9:00 am

By now, George Osborne had hoped to have completed his austerity programme. Instead, he finds himself making what is, still,…

The Spectator's Notes: George Osborne's personal recovery

25 January 2014 9:00 am

Now that the economic statistics are looking better, people are beginning to rediscover the once-fashionable thought that George Osborne is…

James Delingpole: Those bitcoin weirdos might just be right

4 January 2014 9:00 am

Here’s a thought to kindle a lovely warm glow of smugness and schadenfreude as we enter a new year: you…

George Osborne has seen the light on tax cuts. Now he needs to implement some more

7 December 2013 9:00 am

George Osborne has not been a complete disappointment as Chancellor. He has, it is depressing to note, ended up giving…