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Professor Tim Bale, Chancellor Osborne tests new powers with eye on leadership


Set to deliver his budget on Wednesday, George Osborne is emerging as a challenger to succeed David Cameron as prime minister and can broaden his appeal further by claiming credit for Britain’s economic expansion – reports Bloomberg Business. Professor Tim Bale said: “Osborne needs to make sure he shows that the softer side of government wasn’t just due to the Conservatives being in coalition but because they’re concerned about the national interest.”
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