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Summer Budget 2015: Osborne is no child of Thatcher

The Chancellor has redefined conservatism for the 21st century

Works and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith punches the air as he listens to Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne deliver his Budget statement to the House of Commons, London. ©PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

At 10pm on 7th May, the exit polls stunned the nation, reminding misguided commentators (myself included) that Britain is a fundamentally conservative country, as indeed it has been…

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