George Osborne (left), Britain's chancellor of the exchequer, walks with Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the treasury, to deliver the half-yearly budget statement to Parliament in London on Dec. 5, 2012. (Associated Press)

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George Osborne (left), Britain's chancellor of the exchequer, walks with Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the treasury, to deliver the half-yearly budget statement to Parliament in London on Dec. 5, 2012. (Associated Press)