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The numbers in the Budget just don’t add up

The Chancellor is just clinging on until the referendum

By Vicky Pryce  

George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, holding his red Budget box outside 11 Downing Street, London, before heading to the House of Commons to deliver his 2016 Budget. ©Hannah McKay/PA Wire/Press Association Images

George Osborne: our very own Wilkins Micawber

This was undoubtedly a pre-referendum Budget. Osborne’s speech was aimed at convincing people he was still in control of…

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