Tag Archives: George Osborne

New Chancellor Rishi Sunak may be young, but his appointment is on merit

A perceptive article by Ed Vaizey in the Standard must reassure those who think Rishi Sunak is too young for the job.  He was such a success as a banker, dealing with the highest stars of the banking industry will be second nature to him.

It must be energising for our optimistic PM to have a Chancellor who shares his view that leaving the EU is a huge opportunity. Mr. Sunak exudes optimism and he had the bottle to tell George Osborne and David Cameron he couldn’t campaign for Remain. Continue reading

When Sajid said “he couldn’t vote Leave”, that was the end for me

Sajid Javid is financially astute, his rise to power impressive and against the odds,  but he has one fatal flaw.  Poker faced Sajid is impossible to read.  His ambiguity and his habit of sitting both sides of the fence destroy trust.

Dan Hodges reports in the Mail on Sunday today:  It was four years ago – almost to the day – that Sajid Javid’s fate as Chancellor was sealed.

On February 21, 2016, his MoS article stated ‘with a heavy heart and no enthusiasm, I shall be voting for the UK to remain a member of the European Union‘.   Continue reading

PM Boris was right to get rid of Sajid Javid says Nick Timothy

Ex adviser of Theresa May, Nick Timothy, explains in detail in today’s Daily Telegraph exactly why PM Boris had no choice but to replace Chancellor Sajid Javid.  If Javid had agreed to the new system of pooling the SPADS of the Government and the Treasury, he would have kept his job.

Sajid Javid was a block in the way of the the reform so determinedly masterminded by the PM and his top adviser.  They are as one in the belief that reform is vital, and unwaveringly intend to see this aim through. To read those reasons in details, please read Nick Timothy’s Telegraph article here. Continue reading

Clued up George Osborne has Nigel Farage sussed

Those who don’t read between the lines are urging Boris Johnson to sink his differences with Nigel Farage and “do a deal!”.   We both share the same goals squeak his followers.  Do a deal, it’s your only hope.   Really? 

Machiavellian George Osborne has always possessed the subtle thinking that most politicians lack.  In today’s Standard, Editor George Osborne says:

EDITOR’S REPLY

Dear Tom

It has been a consistent mistake of Conservatives to think the Brexit Party, or in the past Ukip and even the Referendum Party, are simply errant Tories ready to return to  the fold if only the government is Right-wing enough. They are not. They draw support from the Left as much as Right, and from those who don’t otherwise vote.   Continue reading

Outrage! Osborne believes the local party should be suspended for criticising Grieve

Dominic Grieve is a hardline Tory Remainer MP who has been doing all he can to try and stop Brexit. He laid an amendment that controversially was allowed through and directed the PM to return with a ‘Plan B’ within days of losing a vote on her deal. He has been a chief player in Parliament among a group determined to frustrate the referendum result and indeed overturn it.

In the Evening Standard, he wrote that: “For those of us who believe that in leaving the EU we are making the biggest mistake of our recent history, the utter variance of the current outcome with the false expectations raised in 2016 compels rejection.” But Dominic Grieve was elected on a platform that he would respect the result of the referendum and the Tory manifesto.  He also voted for Article 50 and voted Yes to No Deal being enshrined in law as the default position.  As an ex Attorney General, he, more than anyone, knew what he was voting for. Continue reading

Body blow for May! Jo Johnson quits in disgust over Brexit

In  a body blow to the May premiership, Jo Johnson gives his reasons for his  resignation from his post as  a Minister in Theresa May’s government.  Jo was appointed Minister of State for Transport and Minister for London on 9 January 2018.

The Independent reported:  The brother of Boris Johnson accused the prime minister of bungling the negotiations with a “failure of British statecraft on a scale unseen since the Suez crisis” Continue reading

Leavers knew what they were voting for far better than Remoaners says poll

A new poll by Deltapoll proves that 80% of Leavers were very clear what they were voting for in the Referendum, and they also had a shrewd grasp of the effects of Brexit.  It was blinkered Remoaners who had less understanding of what was involved and what the consequences would be if either choice won.

The poll below is an eye opener and shows how Remoaners have always relied on fear, not logical argument to win their case.  Even George Osborne now says Remainers made a big mistake in the limited strategy they employed.   Boris Johnson, out of principle, which has often been misunderstood, went to great trouble to explain both sides.  Continue reading