Osborne urged to apologise to Balls

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George Osborne
George Osborne

A Conservative MP has urged Chancellor George Osborne to apologise to rival Ed Balls for saying he had "questions to answer" over the Barclays rate-fixing scandal.


Andrea Leadsom made the plea after the deputy governor of the Bank of England "absolutely" rejected suggestions he had leant on the bank to manipulate the Libor or that Labour ministers had encouraged him to do so.