When George Osborne paid tribute to the ‘march of the makers’ in his 2011 Budget, few thought the Chancellor was secretly plotting to join the march himself. But as part of his tour of #hardworkingpeople, Osborne hasn’t just been pointing at things, like normal politicians: he’s been making things too. Today he made a cake:

Britain

Britain

But he’s also made bread:

Chancellor visits the Midlands

Chancellor visits the Midlands

And made parts for JCB, working in this picture with a stud gun:

Osborne visits JCB

In fact, Osborne likes making vehicles. Here he is making part of one at Cartwright vehicle manufacturers:

Conservative Party Conference 2013

Conservative Party Conference 2013

And this time it’s attaching rivets to land speed record car Bloodhound:

George Osborne visits South West

And here he is tootling around in a forklift truck:

Chancellor visits the Midlands

The Chancellor is even prepared to get down and dirty in the name of economic recovery, wandering through this mine in Nottinghamshire:

Osborne visits Thoresby Colliery

All this activity is enough to make you think that those improving growth forecasts are all down to the Chancellor personally, manufacturing his way out of the economic crisis. So perhaps he could be excused sampling some of the goods he’s had a personal hand in putting together, as part of his personal March of the Makers.

George Osborne visits Pop up shop

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