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Summer Budget 2015: Osborne has learned the lessons of power

This budget was striking for its grasp of the big challenges facing the country

By Bronwen Maddox  

George Osborne prepares to deliver his "radical" budget. © Stefan Rousseau/Pool Photo via AP)

This was a clever and far-sighted Budget from George Osborne. Sure, it was tactical as ever, the Chancellor quoting Alastair Darling and other senior Labour figures in support of his points. It stole the curbing of the non-domicile tax status, one of Ed Miliband’s few campaign initiatives that was both inspired and popular, straight from the opposition script.

But it set out to do…

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