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OPINION: ‘Morbidly obese’ British government goes on diet

Published 08/11/2011, Syndicated columnist

LONDON — The chancellor of the exchequer has a dry, sly sense of humor. George Osborne, 40, says Britain escaped the sort of housing bubble and crash that staggered America because, whereas America recklessly expanded its housing stock, “We were saved by the fact that you can’t build anything in this country.”

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