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George Osborne - Evening Standard editor
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BST
Posted - 17 March 2017 11:22
Just been appointed. Talk about a change of career! Will continue as an MP.
Queen E
Posted - 17 March 2017 11:24
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WTAF?!?!
old git roundabout
Posted - 17 March 2017 11:25
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what a slimy piece of sh1t that guy is.
Keith Nearing
Posted - 17 March 2017 11:26
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I've just seen that. It's a bit bizarre, but he really is a man of many talents.

Curtain and wallpaper salesman
Investment adviser
Journalist
Politician

Laz is no doubt frotting away in admiration.
BST
Posted - 17 March 2017 11:26
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That was my reaction as well QE
bananaman returns
Posted - 17 March 2017 11:26
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Is he not best mates with the two bearded clown that owns it (thanks to his dad).
Queen E
Posted - 17 March 2017 11:32
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I actually said that out loud as it popped up on iPad notification. Three year old has now learnt a new word. Oops.
sporting_zucchini
Posted - 17 March 2017 11:47
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How many gigs?

MP, Blackrock, Journo, Editor, ... ?

MP can't be a real job, surely.

England Footie Manager next ... that can't possibly involve much time ... another £3m in the bag
daddycam
Posted - 17 March 2017 12:00
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lining himself up for the middle-ground grab
Osama
Posted - 17 March 2017 12:08
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do mps not have employment contracts with that clause we all have about not working for anyone else etc?
bananaman returns
Posted - 17 March 2017 12:10
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Nope. One MP is a full time barrister.

Here's an extract from a Spectator article in 2015 re. Lebedev's friendship with GO:

"Cynical hacks noted the presence of David Cameron and George Osborne at Lebedev’s birthday party two days after the election and couldn’t help but wonder if that had anything to do with the Independent’s line. But this conspiracy theory is scoffed at by Rajan. ‘He’s friends with a lot of politicians from across the spectrum,’ he says. ‘Tristram Hunt was at that party too and, to be fair, you’d hardly expect lots of Labour politicians to be out celebrating. Evgeny’s not really into party politics.’ A senior Tory who also attended that party saw things differently: ‘For getting the Indie on side, he deserves a bloody peerage."
#pullingoutisnthealthcare
Posted - 17 March 2017 12:12
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Hilaires innit

I think ppl at his level are looking across the pond at the heinous appointments trump has made and their business interests and wants to get away with some similar outrage .......
Brad's big donger
Posted - 17 March 2017 12:12
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Getting closer to his old mate Oleg Deripaska
#pullingoutisnthealthcare
Posted - 17 March 2017 12:13
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And Brillo is seething, even funnier.....
Osama
Posted - 17 March 2017 22:43
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good line on the last leg, "we didnt realise he meant creating jobs just for him"
scoobywho
Posted - 18 March 2017 00:08
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Can there be anyone in the UK more sycophantic/ gunning for an honour than Evgeny Lebedev. Whether it's taking credit for the excellent campaigns by David Cohen or granting Prince Charles the Evening Standard Lifetime achievement award or writing gushing editorials about our car-crash of a PM's Brexit strategy. Ok you'll get a knighthood some day. Now please stop.
Saillaw
Posted - 18 March 2017 11:28
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Let's face it it's a marketing thing and George isn't going to be sitting there mid-morning working out whether to put a story on page 8 or page 9.