When announcing severe spending cuts, it helps to present a united front – literally. To look, if not exactly the same, very much on the same sartorial page. Certainly, this seemed the Tory modus operandi this morning as Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander set off for Parliament to present their plan for reducing the British deficit in almost-matching dark blue single-breasted suits, white shirts, and blue ties. Coincidence? I don’t think so.
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