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The Chancellor George Osborne has admitted he can't remember the last time he ate a Greggs pasty. The comment came in a Commons select committee when he was questioned by Bassetlaw Labour MP John Mann. Mr Osborne wants to introduce VAT on hot takeaway food such as pasties and sausage rolls.
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