George Osborne to battle EU over bankers’ bonus caps – eurozone crisis live

Chancellor George Osborne will be outnumbered in Brussels today as he tries to water down Europe’s new clampdown on City payGraeme Wearden Politics news, UK and world political comment and analysis | guardian.co.uk
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With threats and bribes, Gove forces schools to accept his phoney ‘freedom’ | George Monbiot

Through its academies programme, the government is creating a novelty: the first capitalist command economySo much for all those treasured Tory principles. Choice, freedom, competition, austerity: as soon as they conflict with the demands of the corporate elite, they drift into the blue yonder like thistledown.This is a story about England’s schools, but it could just as […]
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Cut business taxes, George Osborne, and businesses will repay us all | Kwasi Kwarteng

The chancellor has few options in his upcoming budget but easing the burdens on business is the best route back to growthIn just over two weeks, the chancellor will stand at the despatch box to give his fourth budget speech. He, like the British economy, faces a challenging task. Growth remains slow as the economy […]
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Cut business taxes, George Osborne, and businesses will repay us all | Kwasi Kwarteng

The chancellor has few options in his upcoming budget but easing the burdens on business is the best route back to growthIn just over two weeks, the chancellor will stand at the despatch box to give his fourth budget speech. He, like the British economy, faces a challenging task. Growth remains slow as the economy […]
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Could David Cameron sacrifice George Osborne? | Michael White

One of the ways Cameron could signal a change of heart is a shift in economic policy – or one of the people who manages itUnsurprisingly, the Tories have been running around like headless chickens since their votes were counted (it didn’t take long) in Eastleigh. But the P-word that has been liberally invoked to […]
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Could David Cameron sacrifice George Osborne? | Michael White

One of the ways Cameron could signal a change of heart is a shift in economic policy – or one of the people who manages itUnsurprisingly, the Tories have been running around like headless chickens since their votes were counted (it didn’t take long) in Eastleigh. But the P-word that has been liberally invoked to […]
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Could David Cameron sacrifice George Osborne? | Michael White

One of the ways Cameron could signal a change of heart is a shift in economic policy – or one of the people who manages itUnsurprisingly, the Tories have been running around like headless chickens since their votes were counted (it didn’t take long) in Eastleigh. But the P-word that has been liberally invoked to […]
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Anti-fracking protesters set up drilling rig in George Osborne’s constituency

Greenpeace’s rush hour stunt aimed to highlight fact that licences for gas exploration have been issued in areaGreenpeace protesters have launched an ambush over fracking for gas in the Cheshire constituency of George Osborne.A score of demonstrators set up a drilling rig (video) on Knutsford Heath during Monday morning rush hour in the well-heeled part […]
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