George Osborne..

(6 Posts)
BertrandRussell Tue 12-Jul-16 09:50:15

..why didn't he stand for party leader?

topsy777 Tue 12-Jul-16 10:25:49

He did not even stand by his threat...

meditrina Tue 12-Jul-16 10:36:23

Does it matter? There are lots of people who didn't put themselves forward.

My speculation would be that as a firm Remainer, he did not want to lead the Brexit government.

If he stays as Chancellor, he has another opportunity to make his mark, and to do so at a time when the impact would be greater. This could lead him to hold new ambitions over time.

BertrandRussell Tue 12-Jul-16 11:21:05

"Does it matter? There are lots of people who didn't put themselves forward."

I only asked!

wowfudge Tue 12-Jul-16 11:30:26

No charisma?

mrstiggywinkletoes Tue 12-Jul-16 11:33:35

He's not stupid. He knew that there was no way that he'd get selected after the way the referendum played out.

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