A mere six hours from his Twitter debut, Britain’s chancellor, George Osborne, had 27,800 followers. Before he could so much as tweet twice, he was greeted with more than a few angry obscenities including delights such as “@George_Osborne go stick your cock in a tiger.” And that’s before he even started speaking. Needless to say, Britain’s 2013 Budget is a tender issue.
Here’s a run down of the most important points for young people in Britain. (I have ignored stuff which doesn’t really affect our jinxed generation. The full summary of Budget changes is here).