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George Osborne's Autumn Statement And Spending Review, As Told By Twitter

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Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne leaves the Treasury for the House of Commons to deliver the his Autumn statement, in London, Wednesday Nov. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, Pool)
Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne leaves the Treasury for the House of Commons to deliver the his Autumn statement, in London, Wednesday Nov. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, Pool)
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Wednesday saw Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn statement and his government spending review of the last five years.

Things started as you'd expect...

Then George let off a howler on tax credit cuts:

George Osborne's tax credit plans #SpendingReview#taxcreditspic.twitter.com/43N0hDUCTM

— The Sun Apologies (@SunApology) November 25, 2015

But no one could agree who actually brought the u-turn on, so the Lib Dems, Labour, the Lords and many others started to argue for attribution...

Some dispute about who won the tax credits fight #spendingreviewpic.twitter.com/jEZW4IPXN9

— General Boles (@GeneralBoles) November 25, 2015

The Speaker ordered a rowdy member to take up yoga...

Osborne let out quite a strange soundbite at one point:

“We are the builders, so we’ll lie about how much everything will cost you.” - George Osborne.

— paul bassett davies (@thewritertype) November 25, 2015

And nothing could stop the public abusing the Chancellor:

But overall, things could be summed up quite easily:

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