By Peter Hoskin
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the personal allowance. Forget the beer duty escalator. Forget capital spending.
Only one thing matters on this Budget morn’: George Osborne has done what David
Cameron did
towards the end of last year
and joined Twitter.

Chancellor has only
tweeted once
so far (see above), presumably because he has a few things to
be getting on with. But he’s already racked up over 10,000 followers. For some
reason, I suspect they’re not all friendly.

we shouldn’t layer too much analysis over such news, it’s still rather striking
that Mr Osborne should join Twitter, and now. Is the Submarine Chancellor
finally rising to the surface? Watch this Twitter profile, I guess.