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George Osborne is having his worst day since the government won power in May

George Osborne is in Manchester today. This morning he gave a speech at the city’s Museum of Science and Industry in which he argued that Britain needs a “Northern powerhouse” as a counterweight to London, which, as we all know, sucks money and talent inexorably southwards. It wasn’t a single city he was talking about—not even Manchester itself, which, as I show in a piece in the latest of issue of Prospect, grew quicker than anywhere outside…

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