George Osborne appointed new Backbench Editor-in-Chief

13 Aug 2017

George Osborne has been appointed the new Editor-in-Chief of Backbench, it has been announced.

 

The former Chancellor will take over as head of the popular blog immediately, replacing Beth Fisher, who reportedly stood down due to ‘stress.’

 

Osborne, 46, is known to enjoy being busy, his other jobs including being an adviser to an American fund management firm, a fellow of a major think-tank, and deputy-chair of Lancashire Council’s Sewage Department.

 

The former MP for Tatton, reacting to the appointment in a hi-vis jacket, said he would be a ‘bold and fearless’ editor promoting ‘the very best’ in opinionated drivel from jumped-up teenage activists.

 

But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn criticised the appointment, telling the BBC that Osborne was ‘totally unfit for the job,’ adding, ‘a bit like me.’​​

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