Osborne stands exposed as triple-dip looms

The pressure on George Osborne is building to a crescendo, just days before the British chancellor is due to present his fourth annual budget statement.

17th March, 2013
George Osborne: polls show him to be deeply unpopular with the British public. Photo: Bloomberg

The pressure on George Osborne is building to a crescendo, just days before the British chancellor is due to stand before the House of Commons and present his fourth annual budget statement.

His speech on Wednesday comes at a crucial time, with Britain facing the threat of a third recession since the 2008 global financial crisis - the dreaded triple-dip. That will happen if the three months from January to March register negative growth. Following...

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