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George Osborne joins Twitter

The Chancellor follows David Cameron onto the site.

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne leaves number 11 Downing Street in London. Photograph: Getty Images.

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.