Has George Osborne given up hope of being prime minister?


Number 10 front door. The Prime Minister's Office

It was speculated when the announcement was made that George Osborne would be working for fund manager Blackrock at a salary of £650,000 that it signalled the end of any aspiration to be a future prime minister. The announcement that he is to become editor of the London Evening Standard may muddy the water - he may see it as a way to remain in the public eye. Commentator Andrew Neil said he wondered if Osborne was hoping to build the paper into an alternative power base should things turn sour for Prime Minister Theresa May.

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