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Osborne should have been laughed out of the Commons on Wednesday

The Chancellor's luck will run out before the next general election

By John McTernan  

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne leaves 11 Downing Street, London, with his Treasury team, before heading to the House of Commons to deliver his Budget. ©Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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