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Budget 2021: Treasury Minister Misses Photoshoot Revealing He Has Agoraphobia

6 1 20

A senior minister in the Treasury revealed he did not take part in the traditional Downing Street budget photographs this morning because he has agoraphobia.

Usually the chancellor poses up with his red box for the press and ministers appear by his side.

However, the chief secretary to the treasury Simon Clarke said his condition stopped him “being comfortable in some open spaces”.

Agoraphobia is a fear of being in situations where escape might be difficult or that help would not be available if things go wrong, according to the NHS.


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