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U.K. defense chiefs talk early Afghan exit

LONDON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- British defense officials are discussing plans to pull troops out of Afghanistan sooner than the current 2014 deadline.

Lib Dems, Labor call for decarbonization

BRIGHTON, England, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Political opponents this week turned up the pressure on Britain's Conservative-led government to commit to a decarbonization of the energy sector by 2030.

London offers tax relief in North Sea

LONDON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced a tax measure to entice operators to invest more in oil and natural gas fields in the North Sea.

Cameron begins Cabinet shakeup

LONDON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron began a long-anticipated shakeup of his Cabinet Monday, political observers said.

Clegg: Gov't 'committed' to renewables

LONDON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says renewable energy will remain a key part of the country's energy policy despite reports of government infighting.

Cameron: Osborne 'is not going anywhere'

LONDON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne will remain in his post until the next general election, Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday.
Romney Olympics dig annoys British PM

Romney Olympics dig annoys British PM

LONDON, July 26 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney came in for stern criticism for suggesting Thursday London is not ready for the Olympics but said the day "has been marvelous for us."

Candidate Romney heading overseas

BOSTON, July 22 (UPI) -- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will travel to England this week before heading to Israel and Poland, his campaign staff said Sunday.
A spectacular miss

A spectacular miss

Regulators in Britain are now coming under fire for a failure to act early in the Libor manipulation scandal that already cost a few bankers their jobs.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Barclays CEO steps down

Barclays CEO steps down

LONDON, July 3 (UPI) -- Barclays Chief Executive Officer Robert Diamond resigned Tuesday, as did the British bank's chief operating officer, in the wake of the Libor scandal.

Britain reacts harshly to Libor scandal

LONDON, June 28 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron and the head of the treasury, George Osborne, took verbal pot shots at Barclays bank Thursday.

Bankrupt British refinery facing closure

LONDON, June 18 (UPI) -- The closure of a financially troubled British oil refinery appeared more likely after the government refused to seek permission from the EU to help it.
Europe, Asia, brace for Greek election

Europe, Asia, brace for Greek election

PARIS, June 15 (UPI) -- Financial leaders in Europe and Japan said they were prepared to react to a market jolt that might occur after the Greek election Sunday.
Is Europe the new Japan?

Is Europe the new Japan?

What if Europe turned out to be the new Japan?
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Former Murdoch exec speaks before inquiry

Former Murdoch exec speaks before inquiry

LONDON, May 11 (UPI) -- A former executive with Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper subsidiary testified in a judicial inquiry into press ethics arising from a phone-hacking scandal.
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Shadow Chancellor George Osborne delivers his keynote speech to Party delegates at the 2009 Conservative Party Conference in Manchester on October 6, 2009. UPI/Hugo Philpott
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George Gideon Oliver Osborne, MP (born 23 May 1971 in Paddington, London) is a British Conservative politician. He is the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom, a role he was appointed to in May 2010, and has been the Member of Parliament for Tatton since 2001.

Osborne is part of the old Anglo-Irish aristocracy, known in Ireland as the Ascendancy. He is the heir to the Osborne baronetcy (of Ballentaylor, in County Tipperary, and Ballylemon, in County Waterford).

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "George Osborne."
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