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George Osborne's speech was somehow familiar... very familiar
Pain, poverty and the cold, hard sound of Tory applause

The applause for chancellor George Osborne’s Conservative conference speech was as hard-edged as George Osborne’s smile. Even after all these years, he still hasn’t learned how to look convincingly happy. And the Conservatives like him all the more for it.

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