Bob Crow, leader of the RMT rail union, said: "This says it all about this rotten Government.
"Here we have a millionaire Chancellor who thinks he's above the normal rules and laws.
George Osborne attempting to bunk first class is this ConDem administration in a nutshell."
It follows the Chancellor George Osborne's dispute with a ticket collector after he sat in first class with a standard class ticket.
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The country's national newspapers have offered their reactions to the George Osborne ticket row, broken exclusively by Granada Reports.
Cheshire MP George Osborne has argued with ticket collectors after he refused to sit in standard class on a train to London.