Osborne responds to Pickles Twitter tribute

The Chancellor has again taken to Twitter, this time to congratulated Eric Pickles after the Communities Minister posted a picture of himself finishing a speech while eating a take-away salad.

Mr Pickles' candid picture was itself a tribute to the Chancellor's photo posted the evening before the Spending Review, when he was eating a burger.

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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.