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George Osborne stands above his rivals

The chancellor's speech set out a coherent and often radical plan for changing Britain

By Bronwen Maddox   November 2015

Chancellor George Osborne addresses the Conservative Party conference in Manchester ©Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The chance to build a bridge and point to it after you’ve left office—that is the kind of thing that US senators sometimes say gives them the best job in American politics (with more practical power than the President). The clunky refrain “we are the builders” with which George Osborne hammered home his speech to the Conservative Party conference is…

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