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Autumn Statement: has George Osborne kept his promises?

Our rundown of what the Chancellor said he'd do, and what he did

By Josh Lowe  

George Osborne has won trust by moving to the centre ground © PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

George Osborne today delivered his Autumn Statement, and boy did he enjoy it. Relaxed and confident, he even slipped in a couple of half-decent gags (discussing the UK’s lead role in a forthcoming mission to Mars, he took a swipe at the Labour benches by saying his party had long looked across the Commons floor to “the barren and desolate wastes of the…

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