Market turmoil: Osborne said all the right things, but relief will be temporary

Of course the chancellor had to row back on his dire pre-referendum warnings, but – for households, businesses and investors – we are in uncharted territory

George Osborne had one job to do on Monday morning: calm panicking financial markets after Britain’s momentous vote to leave the EU last week.

With the pound falling sharply again overnight, it was a tall order, especially for the man who just days ago was spearheading “project fear”.

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