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Coffee House General Election 2017 Steerpike

George Osborne finds that revenge is a dish best served daily

30 May 2017

4:20 PM

30 May 2017

4:20 PM

With Theresa May currently experiencing a rough patch in her election campaign, the Prime Minister is discovering fast who her friends really are. Unfortunately for May, her old Cabinet colleague George Osborne doesn’t appear to be on that list.

Now that the former Chancellor is the editor of the London Evening Standard, the paper’s editorials have become a constant source of criticism for the government. Today’s was no exception. On the state of the Conservative campaign, the paper says the ‘campaign has meandered from an abortive attempt to launch a personality cult around Mrs May’. The editorial also described the 2017 Tory manifesto as the ‘most disastrous’ in recent history:

‘The Conservative campaign has meandered from an abortive attempt to launch a personality cult around Mrs May to the self-inflicted wound of the most disastrous manifesto in recent history and, after the atrocity in Manchester, shrill attacks on Mr Corbyn’s appeasement of terrorism.’

Someone get Osborne a saucer of milk…


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