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