Masters of tiki-taka.
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Highly inventive and offering myriad routes to goal, tiki taka is the kind of approach to innovation and wealth creation the UK must take.
George Osborne detailing some of the cuts to come.
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The UK is witnessing its biggest cull of public sector jobs in half a century and hundreds of thousands of workers must make the transition to the private sector.
An environmental activist named David Cameron hugs a husky in Svalbard, 2006.
Summer budget signals a return to the unsustainable ways of the past.
I hear what you’re saying.
In his budget speech chancellor George Osborne pitched the Conservatives as social reformists – and the party has been involved in some key legislative changes.
Who is paying the most?
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In his budget, George Osborne said that we are all in this together. A look at the evidence shows that we’re not.
I’ve got the year 2020 on the line George. Seems to be a problem with your maths.
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Chancellor’s promise of £9 an hour is nothing more than false advertising.
Doing the numbers dance.
The arithmetic for town halls and previously endangered Whitehall departments is now distinctly rosier.
Building a power base. Osborne plays the game.
With this budget, George Osborne has shown he’s a sophisticated political operator.
Did Osborne provide a spark for productivity?
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A living wage grabs the headlines, but sluggish productivity is a harder nut to crack than that.
Worse off than before.
Despite the announcement of a living wage, less well off families are actually set to be worse off.
Protestors have their prayers answered?
This was a bombshell of a budget, signalling direct interventions in the labour market that went far beyond what most observers were expecting.
All my own work!
Summer has never truly arrived in Britain until we can enjoy those great traditional events of the season: Wimbledon, a major cricket test series, and an emergency post-election budget from George Osborne…
No wonder the Tories can’t look poor people in the eye.
After months of speculation, we now know how the Chancellor plans to save £12bn from the welfare budget.
Boxing clever? Osborne delivers.
Instant reaction from academics as George Osborne delivers his post-election budget.
Fully stocked – for now.
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The government’s austerity programme hasn’t just put the poor under terrible pressure – it’s actually breached Britain’s international legal obligations.
Hard hat area. Osborne will struggle to sell his version of growth.
An economic recovery underpinned by household debt is storing up problems for an ideological chancellor.
There when you need it most. But safety nets are under threat.
When welfare budgets get cut, layers of help and guidance are slowly stripped away from the most vulnerable.
Budget day: why wait a year for the next one?
David Cameron has tried to claim the clothes of social justice for the Conservatives. It’s time he took them off.
Tough as old boots. Osborne prepares a hard budget for some.
Commitments made at election time have a habit of tying the Chancellor’s hands come budget day.