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George Osborne's biggest Budget-day decision – he's joined Twitter

By Peter Hoskin
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Forget the personal allowance. Forget the beer duty escalator. Forget capital spending. Only one thing matters on this Budget morn’: George Osborne has done what David Cameron did towards the end of last year and joined Twitter.

The Chancellor has only tweeted once so far (see above), presumably because he has a few things to be getting on with. But he’s already racked up over 10,000 followers. For some reason, I suspect they’re not all friendly.

Although we shouldn’t layer too much analysis over such news, it’s still rather striking that Mr Osborne should join Twitter, and now. Is the Submarine Chancellor finally rising to the surface? Watch this Twitter profile, I guess.


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