George Osborne to Edit Evening Standard

(11 Posts)
ploughyourownfurrow Fri 17-Mar-17 18:18:33

Is this some April Fool's piece which slipped out early by mistake?
Large swathes of Britain with no jobs, not proper ones anyway, while he's snaffled four jobs!

TulipsInAJug Sat 18-Mar-17 14:05:10

I think you'll find he has SIX jobs.

This the idiot who managed to get a B in one A level.

megletthesecond Sat 18-Mar-17 14:21:12

I suspect it's something to do with Evgeny Lebedev (standard owner) and his political / tax haven opinions. But I don't know what << unhelpful and a touch tin foil hat-y >>

FarAwayHills Sat 18-Mar-17 18:19:50

There must be a conflict of interest here, an MP and Tory party member as editors or a newspaper?

FarAwayHills Sat 18-Mar-17 18:20:12

*editor of

HecateAntaia Sat 18-Mar-17 18:22:54

you would think so wouldnt you?
should politicians also manage the media? they shouldnt.

well, i know they do. brown envelopes and boozy lunches 😉 but it shouldnt happen!

notaflyingmonkey Sat 18-Mar-17 18:24:34

I wonder what relevant experience he put on his application form?

TulipsInAJug Sat 18-Mar-17 18:57:30

Appalling conflict of interests. One of his constituents has started a petition to get him to resign.

And one of his six jobs is Director of the so-called Northern Powerhouse. No conflict of interest there with editing a London-centric paper. hmm He'll be using it as a powerbase to derail Brexit.

He still hasn't got over being sacked from the cabinet by Teresa.

ploughyourownfurrow Sun 19-Mar-17 09:54:10

Does he know the first thing of the nuts and bolts of journalism?
Does he know what 350 words of copy looks like without having to do a word count?
Can he condense copy?
Can he apply critical judgement across a range of potential news items?
Does he have a working knowledge of defamation outside the protection of parliamentary privilege?
Can he change a layout with one eye open?
Does he have a creative understanding of fonts/production tools?
I can only imagine that this role is a titular one. Someone with a clue will do the job while he takes the credit!

lucydogz Sun 19-Mar-17 15:25:41

I'd be seriously pissed off if I was one of his constituents. Working as editor of the paper 4 days a week AND being an effective MP? Surely impossible?

TulipsInAJug Sun 19-Mar-17 18:35:36

He's been roundly attacked in the ST today.

I can't stand the man personally. There is something repellent about him.

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