About: George Osborne Archives

  • Ed Miliband: Leaving EU not in Britain’s interest

    Brexit 27-02-2015

    Speaking at the EEF National Manufacturing Conference in London, Miliband said yesterday (26 February) that “There is no greater threat to the long-term stability and prosperity of Britain and British business than leaving the European Union.”

  • UK’s Osborne accused of claiming false victory in EU budget row

    Brexit 18-12-2014

    British finance minister George Osborne was criticised by the head of a parliamentary committee on Wednesday (17 December) for claiming victory in a row with the European Union over an unexpected bill that triggered a diplomatic bust up with EU officials.

  • UK concedes defeat in bid to block EU bank bonus limit

    Brexit 21-11-2014

    Britain suffered an embarrassing defeat in its attempt to block the European Union's new limits on bank bonuses on Thursday (20 November), withdrawing its legal challenge after an adviser to the bloc's top court made clear it was unlikely to succeed.

  • Debate over EU gives UK foretaste of election campaign

    Brexit 10-11-2014

    The UK’s fractious relationship with Europe took centre stage yesterday (9 November) with political leaders scrapping in a foretaste of the campaign that will lead to next May’s general election.

  • UK claims victory over €2.1 billion budget bill

    Brexit 07-11-2014

    Britain will pay only half its surprise budget bill to Brussels, the country's finance minister claimed on Friday (7 November), adding it had won a better deal for London which will also see Britain receive its EU budget rebate in advance.

  • UK to adopt own rules against market manipulation

    Brexit 12-06-2014

    British finance minister George Osborne will reject EU plans to outlaw currency market manipulation today (12 June) and instead offer his own proposals to make rigging exchange rates a criminal offence.

  • UK, Sweden attack FTT statement by euro nations

    Brexit 06-05-2014

    The United Kingdom and Sweden attacked the bloc of EU nations pressing ahead with a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) after the group announced plans for the levy at Tuesday’s (6 May) meeting of European finance ministers in Brussels.