Out of context

“Then we’d be in a bit of a pickle”

Standard Life head of pensions Jamie Jenkins quips about guests to a media briefing being held in the Gherkin in the event of a fire breaking out.

“What first attracted you to piloting a multi-million pound reform of business rates in Cheshire East?”

Chancellor George Osborne (and Cheshire East MP) is grilled in the Treasury select committee on his choice of locations for new pilots announced in his final budget.

“You should come to the North-west, Mr Tyrie and Mike Kane, and I will show you a good time!”

George Osborne defends claims a Treasury select committee debate with Labour MP Mike Kane is getting “a bit parochial”.

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