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George Osborne learns his lesson

6 August 2018

9:58 AM

6 August 2018

9:58 AM

While David Cameron has reportedly busied himself of late telling friends how his old mate Michael Gove is ‘mad’ and behaved like a ‘lunatic’ during the EU referendum, his comrade George Osborne appears to take a rather different view. Rather than hold a grudge, the former Chancellor was spotted on holiday with Gove last month.

Osborne and Gove embarked on a lads’ holiday which consisted of taking in four Wagner operas on four consecutive days. While some have been quick to poke fun at their idea of fun, Mr S is just glad that Osborne and Gove have learnt their lesson.


Back in 2012, Osborne – then the chancellor – and Gove – then education secretary – found themselves in hot water when they took a trip to the Royal Opera House for the second part of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungenbut. The problem? Given that the start time was 4pm and it was a weekday, the pair were accused of bunking off.

At least the lads now accept that Wagner is best enjoyed on annual leave…

 


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