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George Osborne, chancellor of the exchequer, talks to Harry Bryden during a visit to Haas-Tek, an export-driven business in Lockerbie, Scotland, that specialises in the relocation and installation of industrial machinery and equipment. Earlier on Thursday, Osborne said in a speech that he would not sign up to a currency union with an independent Scotland, saying such a deal would ‘not work’ and was ‘not going to happen’
George Osborne, UK chancellor, and Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the Treasury, make their way to the House of Commons to deliver the 2013 Autumn Statement.
Delegates listen to speeches in the main hall on the second day of the Conservative party conference in Manchester, England. George Osborne, the chancellor of the exchequer, unveiled a plan for the long-term unemployed to undertake work placements in order to receive their benefits.