Evening Standard sorry for tweeting Budget front page

The London Evening Standard's political editor Joe Murphy has apologised for a "very serious mistake" after the paper's front page, containing details of the Chancellor's Budget, was published before they were announced to MPs:


I wish to apologise for a very serious mistake by the @eveningstandard earlier which resulted in our front page being tweeted. 1/2...


... 2/2 We are so sorry to the House of Commons, to the Speaker and to the Chancellor for what happened. We shall be apologosing to them


Govt: Economy 'could be worse'

The Chancellor George Osborne has told ITV's Daybreak that the country's economic problems "could be a lot worse", referring to the situation in Cyprus, as he defended his Budget plans to kickstart the recovery.