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George Osborne: It’s ‘touch and go’ if Kwasi Kwarteng survives

'I think I underestimated the ability of the government to blow itself up in its first few weeks of office'

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George Osborne knows a thing or two about an omnishambles Budget. Having hiked taxes on pasties back in 2012, the then-chancellor was forced into a humiliating u-turn. So far, his successor Kwasi Kwarteng is holding his ground over his ‘mini Budget’. But how long can that last? Osborne’s verdict is that it might not be long before we get an answer to that question. 

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