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Six-jobs George - AIBU to think he might struggle to fit everything in?

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CatWranglersAnonymous Thu 29-Jun-17 16:36:20

Clearly, he must have incredible time-management skills hmm or a Time Turner

www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/29/george-osborne-gets-job-number-six-an-honorary-professorship-in-manchester

Kickhiminthenuts Thu 29-Jun-17 16:37:32

I think hes actually Miss Rabbit

gluteustothemaximus Thu 29-Jun-17 16:37:48

He's like Miss Rabbit in Peppa Pig grin

gluteustothemaximus Thu 29-Jun-17 16:38:12

X post!!

ExplodedCloud Thu 29-Jun-17 16:38:22

I expect he has a little 'pick me up' from time to time.

CrazedZombie Thu 29-Jun-17 16:38:28

😂😂😂

CatWranglersAnonymous Thu 29-Jun-17 16:44:01

One of the other honorary economics professors at the University of Manchester (George's shiny new role) is a former Goldman Sachs economist.

Between him and history graduate George, it's not too much of a stretch to work out who's more qualified to lecture on economics hmm

LurkingHusband Thu 29-Jun-17 16:47:31

As long as he's not taking time out from a publicly funded role (e.g. MP) he can have as many jobs as he likes.

Although I am starting to understand the root cause of the shortage of jobs in the UK ...

CatWranglersAnonymous Thu 29-Jun-17 16:49:06

Lurking he's not exactly qualified to lecture undergraduates on economics.

VladmirsPoutine Thu 29-Jun-17 17:03:19

I'm no fan of George but absolutely love how the Evening Standard has been covering May's shambolic government.

TulipsInAJug Thu 29-Jun-17 17:08:25

Yes, I expect he has extra energy because of certain substances he consumes. Allegedly.

BigDeskBob Thu 29-Jun-17 17:08:41

He's over compensating for not having the job he wants.

CatWranglersAnonymous Thu 29-Jun-17 17:10:12

BigDesk what job does he want? Prime Minister? Why didn't he enter the Tory leadership contest last year then?

TulipsInAJug Thu 29-Jun-17 17:15:36

Of course he wants to be PM. He's desperate to get back onto the front bench. He's made at Theresa for firing him and the sole reason he tool editorship of the ES was to use it as a platform to attack her.

He has recently said that austerity should be continued.

He is an odious, odious man.

TulipsInAJug Thu 29-Jun-17 17:15:50

*mad

ExplodedCloud Thu 29-Jun-17 17:16:46

Well he was running 5 other jobs when he was an MP.

CatWranglersAnonymous Thu 29-Jun-17 17:18:08

Tulips he actually wanted to go into journalism long before entering politics, so the Evening Standard editorship is obviously a plum job that he couldn't pass up. And also, I just don't understand why - if he wants to be Prime Minister so much, which I accept he does - he didn't just enter last year's leadership contest?

CatWranglersAnonymous Thu 29-Jun-17 17:19:22

Hahaha very true Exploded - he built up experience then grin

ExplodedCloud Thu 29-Jun-17 17:19:39

Whilst it's obviously been entertaining watching him sniping at TM from the sometimes, it does stick in my craw watching him slip away from any responsibility for his part in the multiple fuck ups he's helped create.

BigDeskBob Thu 29-Jun-17 17:21:29

Because he didn't want to be the pm to deal with brexit. He may be lots of things, but he's smart enough to know its an impossible job. That's why they let a women do it.

CatWranglersAnonymous Thu 29-Jun-17 17:23:13

Me too Exploded - funny how everything's worked out for him, isn't it?

Also, on a side-note, what's happened to David Cameron? Is he just giving speeches at events now? Or helping Sam Cam out with the childcare while she sets up her fashion label?

CatWranglersAnonymous Thu 29-Jun-17 17:24:15

Ah yes good point BigDesk. So he's just biding his time until he can be re-elected as an MP in a couple of years' time?

ExplodedCloud Thu 29-Jun-17 17:28:20

Shiny Dave is writing his memoirs in a shepherds hut in his Cotswolds garden.

TulipsInAJug Thu 29-Jun-17 17:30:20

Sorry, I have a visceral hatred of the man.

But he was responsible for austerity and where it has brought us.

He wasn't offered the job of ES editor, he applied for it. He had no journalism experience whatsoever yet got the job over experienced hacks. I expect he just writes the editorials (venomous attacks on the current government) and signs off the front page.

CatWranglersAnonymous Thu 29-Jun-17 17:34:50

Tulips what do you mean, he wasn't offered the job? I thought he was.

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