Economy 20 March 2013 George Osborne joins Twitter The Chancellor follows David Cameron onto the site. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML The "submarine Chancellor" has surfaced - on Twitter. Conservative chairman Grant Shapps broke the news this morning that George Osborne would join the site later today and, minutes later, @george_osborne materialised. Here's how he lost his Twitter virginity. Today I'll present a Budget that tackles the economy's problems head on helping those who want to work hard & get on — George Osborne (@George_Osborne) March 20, 2013 › Morning Call: pick of the papers Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne leaves number 11 Downing Street in London. Photograph: Getty Images. George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman. Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles Will Storm Doris affect turnout in the Stoke-on-Trent and Copeland by-elections? What does it mean for Ukip if it loses in Stoke-on-Trent Central? What does François Bayrou's endorsement of Emmanuel Macron mean for the French presidential race?