Economy 20 March 2013 George Osborne joins Twitter The Chancellor follows David Cameron onto the site. 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 More Related articles Reading Speaking Out, I found myself agreeing with Ed Balls Word of the week: Jeremania How do I join the Conservative Party?