Osborne becomes Thatcher: 'The Laddie's Not For Turning'

The Daily Mail has said that George Osborne 'seized the mantle of Margaret Thatcher' as he placed home ownership and employment as key planks of his fourth Budget.

'The Laddie's Not For Turning' The Daily Mail likens George Osborne to Baroness Thatcher
'The Laddie's Not For Turning' The Daily Mail likens George Osborne to Baroness Thatcher Credit: The Daily Mail

The paper bore a morphed picture of the former Prime Minister and the current Chancellor as it welcomed the latest Budget.

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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.