George Osborne

Kwasi Kwarteng lightens the mood in the Chamber

21 June 2017 15:49

Although a Queen’s Speech tends to be a joyful occasion for the government in power, today’s has been rather sombre…

George Osborne’s new mission

19 June 2017 17:03

Although it’s been said that revenge is a dish best served cold, George Osborne seems to take the approach that…

George Osborne: Theresa May is a ‘dead woman walking’

11 June 2017 9:32

George Osborne has been enjoying himself in the last few days – no more so than on the sofa of…

George Osborne must bitterly regret quitting politics

9 June 2017 16:47

I am no psychologist but I don’t think you have to be one to appreciate that there is some turmoil…

George Osborne’s sweet revenge

8 June 2017 23:28

According to the exit poll, the Conservatives are on not on course for a majority, instead a hung Parliament is…

George Osborne finds that revenge is a dish best served daily

30 May 2017 16:20

With Theresa May currently experiencing a rough patch in her election campaign, the Prime Minister is discovering fast who her friends…

Prince Philip is a remarkable man

12 May 2017 10:30

All the papers have been filled with stories from people who have met the Duke of Edinburgh. I can now…

How I almost became a victim of the moped muggers

11 May 2017 11:22

Last Thursday lunchtime I was walking along Portland Place, outside the BBC’s HQ, and looking at my mobile at the…

George Osborne: diary of an editor

9 May 2017 17:50

Watching the general election from my newsroom is an out-of-body experience. I’ve been involved in the last five general elections…

You’re an editor now George Osborne… it’s time you made some enemies

7 May 2017 9:00

Dear George Osborne, I thought it worth passing along some advice about your new job. I’ve never edited a news-paper,…

The Tory party should not forget George Osborne’s role in its revival

19 April 2017 14:17

George Osborne’s decision to stand down as an MP is a sign of how impregnable Theresa May’s position is perceived…

George Osborne quits as an MP – and gives the story to his own paper

19 April 2017 12:47

George Osborne has just delivered his first Evening Standard scoop. The London free-sheet reports that the MP for Tatton is…

George Osborne finds there’s no rest for the wicked

13 April 2017 21:09

With George Osborne set to start his new part-time job as editor of the Evening Standard next month, the former…

Here’s what Sarah Sands should do with the Today programme

8 April 2017 10:30

I wonder what Sarah Sands will do to Radio 4’s Today programme? She is the first editor in more than…

George Osborne’s Evening Standard job is good news for London

25 March 2017 10:00

George Osborne has been a good friend to London. He sees the point of infrastructure and I hope he’ll fight…

The Spectator Podcast: Aid isn’t working

23 March 2017 12:48

On this week’s podcast, we consider how refugees could be better aided, whether David Cameron might be envious of George Osborne’s ‘retirement’,…

In defence of George Osborne (by the Evening Standard’s departing editor)

21 March 2017 11:47

So I am feeling a bit better about my lack of radio experience. These are exciting times for free movement…

George Osborne finds old habits die hard

20 March 2017 15:24

George Osborne became the subject of much mockery over the weekend after Rohan Silva let slip that the former chancellor…

What the papers say: Why Tony Blair is still wrong about Brexit

20 March 2017 8:37

Why did 17.4m people vote for Brexit? A long list of reasons have been put forward but Tony Blair thinks…

Listen: Osborne applied for Standard job… after friends asked for help with their applications

18 March 2017 10:15

Lesson No.1: Never ask George – ‘six jobs’ – Osborne for career advice. Or at least, never ask the former…

Was George Osborne sloppy second to City AM editor?

17 March 2017 21:20

Following the announcement that George Osborne is the new editor of the Evening Standard, the BBC’s media editor Amol Rajan…

Revealed: George Osborne’s speech to Evening Standard staff – I know how to run a country, not a newspaper

17 March 2017 17:44

Although George Osborne has many questions to answer regarding how he can take on the role of editor of the…

An MP as editor? It’s been done before – at The Spectator

17 March 2017 15:17

What on earth does George Osborne know about journalism? How can someone with no journalistic experience go straight in as…

George Osborne is the archetypal part-time MP

17 March 2017 14:48

For once, Jeremy Corbyn was spot-on. Learning of the news that George Osborne is to be made editor of the…

MP for Tatton takes up part-time job as… Evening Standard editor

17 March 2017 12:02

Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth and Freddy Gray grapple with Osborne’s shock appointment: In recent months, Mr S has kept readers…