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Did Osborne’s speech just finish with an ode to Trainspotting?

29 September 2014

1:20 PM

29 September 2014

1:20 PM

George Osborne has just finished delivering his speech at the Tory party conference. More analysis to come, but Mr Steerpike couldn’t help noticing a distinct flavour to it. Edinburgh. Drugs. Irvine Welsh. Ringing any bells?


The final part – ‘choose the future’, ‘choose David Cameron’ – felt very much like a re-run from the opening scene of Trainspotting. Who knew Welsh’s cult film about Scottish junkies was so close to Osborne’s heart…

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