FORMER chancellor George Osborne, who presided over the sweeping austerity which has rocked the country, has been awarded his sixth job — professor of economics at the University of Manchester.
The university, which has just recently announced it is to sack 171 staff members,...
Friday 30th Jun 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
GEORGE OSBORNE was greeted by an angry “unwelcome party” yesterday as he turned up at the Evening Standard to start his first day as the London newspaper’s editor.
Black-cab drivers shouted: “We’re coming for you” at the former chancellor, who they...
Wednesday 3rd May 2017
posted by Will Stone in Britain
GEORGE OSBORNE has been mauled by MPs in a report published today for accepting the post of Evening Standard editor.
The Commons public administration & constitutional affairs committee criticised the former chancellor for setting an “unhelpful example” of taking the...
Monday 24th Apr 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
GEORGE OSBORNE revealed yesterday that he is quitting as an MP to focus on his new role as editor of the London Evening Standard.
In a letter to his constituents in Tatton, Cheshire, the former Tory chancellor said he was “very excited” about the prospect of editing the...
Thursday 20th Apr 2017
GEORGE OSBORNE will be schmoozing with hedge fund managers in Paris on his second day as Evening Standard editor, missing an afternoon in Parliament.
The Tory former chancellor starts the newest of his six jobs running the paper on May 2.
But within 24 hours he is expected to...
Saturday 1st Apr 2017
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
by Felicity Collier
A SLEAZE watchdog will probe MPs taking on second jobs following former chancellor George Osborne’s controversial appointment as editor of the Evening Standard.
The Commons committee on standards announced yesterday that it would look again at...
Saturday 25th Mar 2017
The last thing Londoners and journalists at the Evening Standard need, writes Seamus Dooley, is an inexperienced editor with vested interests
Friday 24th Mar 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
SOLOMON HUGHES takes a close look at the revolving door between Westminster, lobbyists and big businesses
GEORGE GALLOWAY will stand as an independent candidate in the Manchester Gorton by-election, triggered by the death of Labour MP Gerald Kaufman last month.
The former Labour and Respect MP, expelled by Labour in 2003 over his criticism of the Iraq war, announced his intention on the...
Wednesday 22nd Mar 2017
GEORGE OSBORNE’S new appointment as editor of the London Evening Standard was challenged in the Commons yesterday.
Shadow cabinet office minister Andrew Gwynne was granted an urgent question about the former Tory chancellor’s moonlighting, announced last week.
Tuesday 21st Mar 2017