Chief Treasury Secretary Reveals Reason for Ducking Traditional No. 11 Photoshoot

Among Britain’s historic Budget traditions – including allowing the Chancellor to get boozed up in the Commons – the usual No. 11 photoshoot will be rather different this year. Newly-appointed Chief Secretary to the Treasury Simon Clarke has revealed he’ll be a notable absentee from the Downing Street snaps this year after announcing he suffers from agoraphobia, “which prevents me being comfortable in some open spaces.”

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While sympathetic, Rishi will no doubt be relieved, given 6’7 Clarke dwarves the 5’6 Chancellor – often leading to hilarious photos…

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