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Past articles by George:

Which generation will bear the cost of the lockdown?

After the Social Market Foundation called for an end to the pensioners' triple lock, the ball is in Labour's court. Does Keir Starmer dare to press the red button marked "pensions"? → Read More

How likely is an extension to the Brexit negotiations?

With EU trade negotiations set to get back up and running next week, how likely is it that the UK will seek an extension to the transition period? → Read More

Why the YouTube channel of a Croydon cricket club is essential lockdown viewing

How watching Sanderstead CC’s vlogs helped me hit coronavirus for six. → Read More

Why the government is bailing out airlines ahead of charities

A complex lobbying war is being waged by individual airlines to secure government support, but some companies have also been making recent dividend payments to shareholders. → Read More

Could social care become the new frontline in the coronavirus pandemic?

"With all the rightful focus on the NHS, social care hasn't had the attention it desperately needs. We've got to stop seeing the NHS and social care separately." → Read More

How supermarket workers are bearing the brunt of the coronavirus panic

As shelves fall empty through frenetic stockpiling, blameless employees are left trying to appease irate customers. → Read More

“Lead by example”: veteran Labour MP Margaret Hodge tells Jeremy Corbyn to skip PMQs

The Barking MP, 75, says the Labour leader should avoid PMQs and that Boris Johnson's press conferences had left her confused. → Read More

How are governments around the world supporting workers during the coronavirus crisis?

The UK is the only major country in Europe not to have announced it will subsidise employees’ wages or make direct cash payments to its citizens. → Read More

How many companies will the government have to bail out because of coronavirus?

As the markets continue to tumble, more and more sectors are turning to the government and asking for help. How bad could this get for the economy? → Read More

Covid-19 will expose a gaping hole in Rishi Sunak's budget

Once again the government delayed making one of the most important decisions of all: how to reform social care? → Read More

Five things we learned when Michael Gove appeared before the Brexit select committee

Erasmus is a maybe. Experts are still out of fashion. And Michael Gove can’t pour water. → Read More

Why Chris Grayling will not necessarily be in charge of the Russian interference report

It is not in Boris Johnson’s power to automatically appoint Grayling as chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee. → Read More

Flybe’s collapse shows the potential for divisions in the Tories’ electoral coalition

The Conservatives now have the same problem as Labour: they have to balance environmental concerns with “levelling up”. → Read More

"When it's gone, it's gone": Why do schools keep selling off their playing fields?

Austerity has created new funding pressures for schools, which are having to leverage the one asset they still have left: land. → Read More

What is state aid and why is it such a headache for the Conservative Party?

Few things are stranger in the post-Brexit landscape than the Tory party’s newfound interventionism. Will it survive political opposition? → Read More

Civil service tension is exactly what Dominic Cummings and his allies want

The government believes that it cannot push through its agenda without removing certain senior civil servants. → Read More

A second bailout for Flybe would prove the Conservatives’ climate promises are hollow

No government can be tough on the climate emergency without being tough on flying. → Read More

The myth of the public viewing gallery: how London's skyscrapers bargain with our space

One Blackfriars may be a "sound property investment" but it was built on the premise that it would make room for the public – and that hasn't happened. → Read More

Emily Thornberry is right to criticise those who say the Labour contest is “boring”

The leadership candidates are growing increasingly frustrated by the format of the debates – but, then again, what do they expect? → Read More

Will Boris Johnson release the Russian interference report after the cabinet reshuffle?

The Intelligence and Security Committee needs to be reformed before the Russia report is released. How long will that be? → Read More