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Britain's Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Hugh Robertson ushers away "Freya" the cat of Britain's Chancellor George Osborne at The Foreign Office in London...Britain's Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Hugh Robertson ushers away "Freya", the cat of Britain's Chancellor George Osborne, as he waits to greet attendees of a Friends of Syria meeting at The Foreign Office in London May 15, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT ANIMALS)

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British minister Hugh Robertson shoos away Freya, the cat of Britain’s chancellor George Osborne, as he waits to greet participants of a Friends of Syria meeting at the Foreign Office in LondonRead more

Budget 2014...A photographer adjusts a camera as media wait outside 11 Downing Street, the official London residence of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, ahead of George Osborne's Budget speech in the House of Commons. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday March 19, 2014. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

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Media wait outside 11 Downing Street, the official London residence of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, ahead of George Osborne’s Budget speech in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

George Osborne on Scottish independence ...Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne 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. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday February 13, 2014. Earlier today Osborne declared 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". See PA story POLITICS Independence.

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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’ Read more

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne and Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander make their way to the commons to deliver their autumn statement.

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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.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne meet students at Peking University in Beijing where they addressed and held a Q&A with staff and students.

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Boris Johnson, mayor of London, and George Osborne, chancellor of the UK exchequer, hold a Q&A at Peking University in BeijingRead more

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30:  Delegates listen to speeches in the main hall on the second day of the Conservative Party Conference on September 30, 2013 in Manchester, England. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has unveiled a Government plan for long-term unemployed people to undertake work placements in order to receive their benefits.

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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.

George Osborne, Palaniappan Chidambaram

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George Osborne, UK chancellor, left, and Palaniappan Chidambaram, India’s finance minister, are lowered into a shaft on the Pudding Mill Lane Crossrail construction site in east London on Thursday