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Top ten political food gaffes

George Osborne is far from alone in being party to food-based political controversy

By Nick Renaud-Komiya  

The humble cornish pasty, a potent political tool (Image: Wikipedia)

The revelation that George Osborne ate a burger from Byron, an upmarket fast food chain, while preparing yesterday’s spending round speech has sent the media buzzing with the kind of frenzy hitherto reserved for general election nights.

Osborne has defended his choice of posh nosh on the basis that “McDonalds doesn’t deliver.” Accusations of him trying to appear “a man of the people” abound. But this is a…

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