Budget 2012: Osborne invokes spirit of Gromit

WHEN the Chancellor decides to include a reference to cartoon characters Wallace and Gromit in his Budget speech then that perhaps shows he's a man with confidence in his plans.

Despite dealing with an economy that shows no signs of upturn and a deficit still looming like a Wererabbit, George Osborne performed with aplomb today as he negotiated another Budget tightrope act.

He opened his speech by saying his Budget rewards work, "unashamedly backs business" and was "on the side of a... You can carry on reading TheBusinessDesk.com for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...