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Budget 2015: Osborne has robbed Labour of its best lines

The Chancellor took a series of Labour plans and rendered them all the more difficult

By Philip Collins  

The two Eds have been left with a lot of extra work to do. © PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

With the opinion polls locked, the Conservative party was looking today to George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to deliver it an electoral victory. It was, as expected, a decidedly political Budget and if the stalemate breaks in the polls, that Conservative boost will no doubt be attributed to it. That, however,…

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