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Britain as ‘most prosperous economy’ is a fantasy

It is right to hope. But the productivity revival remains uncertain ©Charlie Bibby George Osborne’s fiscal charter stipulates in law the need for a surplus on public sector net borrowing George Osborne, UK chancellor of the exchequer, has a vainglorious streak. Presenting his Spending Re­view, he reiterated his aim of turning Britain into the “most […]

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