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Osborne defends burger image

George Osborne has defended claims that his takeaway meal was a gourmet burger, after The Sun reported it was from the Byron chain. The Chancellor had tweeted the image of himself working late on his spending review speech eating a burger and chips.

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Eric Pickles enjoys takeaway salad as he finishes speech

Following in the footsteps of the Chancellor, Conservative MP Eric Pickles has tweeted a picture of himself eating while putting the 'finishing touches' to a speech.

However while George Osborne was pictured with a burger and fries, Mr Pickles has been snapped with a healthier treat, a boxed salad.

Eric Pickles tweeted this picture saying: "Putting final touches to the LGA speech." Credit: Twitter/ @EricPickles

The Communities and Local Government Minister was mentioned during Mr Osborne's Spending Review yesterday as "the model of lean government" for the savings he has managed in his department.

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