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PM/Chancellor relationship 'the key'

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Chancellor Alistair Darling will deliver the last budget before the general election today making the delicate balance between political point-scoring and rational economics an important task. Lord Lawson, chancellor between 1983-89, and William Keegan, senior economics commentator for the Observer, reflect on how previous budgets have damaged the political relationship between prime ministers and chancellors.

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