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George Osborne: “Plan A was his idea, and it seemed like a very good one at the time”

When my family went to the Olympic Stadium, we said to our 14 year old, a fan of the Romans, that it must have been just like this in the Colosseum. No, he replied sagely, we would not see anyone thrown to the lions. George Osborne must have been grateful for that when the Paralympic crowd spontaneously started booing him a few days later.

The crowd’s reaction summed up the sense of…

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