After earlier breaking embargoed Budget news, the Evening Standard newspaper has now apologised. The newspaper's editor Sarah Sands:
An investigation is immediately under way into how this front page was made public and the individual who tweeted the page has been suspended while this takes place. We have immediately reviewed our procedures. We are devastated that an embargo was breached and offer our heartfelt apologies.
The Standard's political editor:
I wish to apologise for a very serious mistake by the @eveningstandard earlier which resulted in our front page being tweeted. 1/2...— Joe Murphy (@JoeMurphyLondon) March 20, 2013
... 2/2We are so sorry to the House of Commons, to the Speaker and to the Chancellor for what happened. We shall be apologosing to them— Joe Murphy (@JoeMurphyLondon) March 20, 2013
When Labour chancellor Hugh Dalton saw Budget news leak in 1947 he resigned. It seems unlikely that current chancellor George Osborne will follow suit.