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Gordon and the Budget of fire

Gordon_potter_brownThey say the wheels of government never stop turning, but it might well have been a quiet few days in the Treasury of late, as it turns out Chancellor Gordon Brown is a big Harry Potter fan.

Interviewed on the release of the latest Potter tome, he said the series of books are one of Britain’s greatest exports and praised author JK Rowling, for having ‘done more for literacy around the world than any single human being’.

However, TS worries that once Brown has finished his copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and returned to his duties as chancellor, he may become overly-inspired by it.

What are the chances that we will see the introduction of a ‘muggle tax’ in the next Budget, or even credits for energy-efficient broomsticks?

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