Economy

The spectre haunting George Osborne

17 October 2015 8:00 am

Rather more attention was paid last week to the strange position of George Osborne’s feet than to the dark shape…

Forget Greece: China's economic slowdown is the biggest story of the year

15 August 2015 9:00 am

China’s long boom may finally be ending. The consequences for the world will be profound

Inside George Osborne’s empire: how the Chancellor rules Westminster

1 August 2015 9:00 am

The Chancellor has Westminster in his grip

Portrait of the week

2 May 2015 9:00 am

Home The British economy grew by 0.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2015, the slowest quarterly growth for…

Five arguments for voting Tory (and one for anything but)

2 May 2015 9:00 am

Five Spectator contributors on why they’re voting for Cameron (and one on why he isn’t)

That’s not a ‘sharing economy’: that’s an invitation to sell your whole life

28 March 2015 9:00 am

The sinister, manipulative side of Uber and Airbnb

A typical coalition Budget – designed to put the Tories back in power

21 March 2015 9:00 am

George Osborne usually tells his aides to prepare for each Budget as if it were his last. This time round,…

How Labour’s 50p tax trick has ended up helping George Osborne

28 February 2015 9:00 am

Last week’s public borrowing and tax-receipt figures, headlined ‘Chancellor hails biggest monthly surplus in seven years’, received considerably less attention…

Let Greece leave the eurozone

21 February 2015 9:00 am

To listen to Greek government ministers addressing the outside world during their breaks from negotiations with eurozone leaders this week,…

Calling the Green party socialist is an insult to socialists

31 January 2015 9:00 am

The Green party has been likened to a watermelon: green on the outside and red on the inside. But that…

George Osborne’s 13 tests for an election victory (and how many he’s passed)

24 January 2015 9:00 am

These days George Osborne is rarely seen in public without a hard hat and a hi-vis jacket. But he used…

Europe's leaders worship Mario Draghi. They should listen to him instead

30 August 2014 9:00 am

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi secured a place in history by his demonstration, on 26 July 2012, of the…

Forecasting is a mug’s game – but I was right about the economic revival

26 July 2014 9:00 am

‘Perhaps I should shift my prediction to 23 July 2014,’ I wrote in April 2012. ‘That’s the opening of the…

Portrait of the week

3 May 2014 9:00 am

Home The British economy grew by 0.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2014, disappointing hotheads who’d expected 1 per cent. It…

Is Hamas finally losing its grip on Gaza?

22 March 2014 9:00 am

The party is out of favour with its foreign neighbours and with ordinary Gazans

Martin Vander Weyer: In my hospital bed, I saw the future of the NHS

4 January 2014 9:00 am

I blamed the pheasant casserole, but I did it an injustice. Its only contribution to the drama behind my disappearance…

Filming Bono, fighting Balls - how George Osborne's preparing for his autumn statement

30 November 2013 9:00 am

James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman discuss George Osborne’s 2013 Autumn statement: [audioboo url=”https://audioboo.fm/boos/1763353-isabel-hardman-and-james-forsyth-discuss-george-osborne-s-autumn-statement”][/audioboo] Next week’s autumn statement looks at first…

Growth is not enough — the Tories must show they're not the party of the rich

26 October 2013 9:00 am

The mood was grim when David Cameron, George Osborne and their advisers convened for a crunch meeting on 4 February…