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What George Osborne Felt About Being Booed At The Paralympics

01/09/2014 10:34 BST | Updated 01/09/2014 10:59 BST

Two years ago this month George Osborne got booed at the Paralympics. So here it is again as a reminder.

In an extract from 'George Osborne: The Austerity Chancellor' published in The Times today, author Janan Ganesh reveals that Osborne knew what was about to happen the moment he arrived at the stadium but could do nothing to avoid it. "Osborne felt two emotions as he left the stadium that night, and neither was personal hurt," Ganesh writes. "He was angry with himself for going ahead with an idea that he knew could end ignominiously, and anxious about his family, who were watching from the sidelines."

The experience of being booed by 60,000 people came in the same year as his omnishambles Budget. The chancellor can be forgiven for being happy to see the back of 2012.