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Osborne 2012

If he knows what's good for him, George Osborne will skip the Games and head back to the office

By Will Hazell  

After a few gloomy weeks in the press, you can be forgiven for wanting to block out Wednesday’s bad economic news. Fed up with last minute media chuntering about preparations for the Olympics, who wouldn’t want to instantly forget that the economy had shrunk by a further 0.7 per cent in the last quarter? Damn the double dip and roll on the games!

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