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Monday, 30 September 2013

Things George Osborne nicked in his speech

To be updated as I discover more ( do let me know if you see any...) but for now....

1. The Lib Dem policy on raising the tax threshold.

And let's not forget Cameron said in the leaders debates in 2010 that it couldn't be done

2. The Pupil Premium.

Yes, you thought you had seen it on the front page of the manifesto...

but George seems to think it was Michael Gove's idea all the time....

3. His vision.

He didn't nick his final words from us; but he definitely drew his inspiration from somewhere other than the Tory party. Hmm.  " The sun has started to rise above the hill' - where have I seen that image before...

4. Ernest Rutherford

George claimed him as one of Manchester's own. Only...

5. International Aid

Apparently, delivering 0.7% of GNI to International Development was Andrew Mitchel's idea.  Which is funny - because I was sure I read it in our manifesto...

We will meet the UK's obligations to the developing world by committing to spending 0.7 per cent of GNI on aid. And we will put Britain at the heart of Europe, to ensure we use our influence to achieve prosperity, security and opportunity for Britain.

I am sure there'll be others...


Thanks to @stackee who has tweeted me that this man may want his hair back from George


Of Course, I am reminded that  the freeze in fuel duty isn't original either

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