Osborne train ticket claim rejected

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George Osborne
George Osborne

Claims that George Osborne tried to sit in a first class train carriage with only a standard ticket have been flatly rejected by the Chancellor's office and rail company Virgin.

The Twittersphere went into a frenzy about a television journalist's account of what she called a "stand-off" between one of Mr Osborne's aides and a ticket inspector.