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George Osborne: our very own Wilkins Micawber

Both hope that "something will turn up"

By George Magnus  

Characters Tommy Traddles, Wilkins Micawber and David Copperfield from Charles Dickens's David Copperfield. Artwork by Frank Reynolds

Read more: George Osborne should have been laughed out of the Commons after giving his Budget 

After yesterday’s Budget, it is probably fair to say that George Osborne’s role model is Wilkins Micawber. Those familiar with Charles Dickens’s novel David Copperfield will easily see the similarities between the book’s eponymous character and the Chancellor: Copperfield is always…

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