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Britain readies final budget before May general election

Chancellor of Exchequer vows to stick to economic plan with "no gimmicks"

"This budget is all about securing a truly national recovery," says Mr Osborne.


BRITAIN'S coalition government presents its final budget on Wednesday, with finance minister George Osborne vowing to stick to his economic plan with "no gimmicks" before a knife-edge general election.

Mr Osborne, a key centre-right Conservative member of the coalition that