Thursday 24th March 2011 | 12:09
At last, the forces of progress have won the day.
The Commons Procedure Committee has today produced a report on "Use
of hand-held electronic devices in the Chamber and committees".
In a nutshell, it concludes tha...
Thursday 24th March 2011 | 07:17
Yesterday, Treasury officials were adamant that there was "zero
chance" that oil firms would seek to hike up pump prices to cover the
tax hit imposed by the Chancellor.
It took Danny Alexander a while to get fully bri...
Wednesday 23rd March 2011 | 17:12
Buried in the Office for Budget Responsiblity's Economic and Fiscal
Outlook today is its assessment of the GDP deflator.
"What's that?" I hear you say. Well, it's a measure of inflation that
allows Governments to tran...
Wednesday 23rd March 2011 | 15:07
No Budget day is complete without the post-Budget briefing huddle
taking place in the Commons with Treasury officials and advisers.
In years gone by, Ed Balls himself used to do the spinning and so is
well versed in h...
Wednesday 23rd March 2011 | 08:48
Carrying his (brand new) red Budget box, George Osborne left his West
London home today with an inscrutable, poker-faced expression.
In fact, the main PR job of a Chancellor in austere times is to
ensure you don't smi...