Op-Ed; Former Tory Chancellor and MP for Tatton George Osborne is to stand down at the June election. He has however said he is quitting politics "for now."
Is that a threat or a promise Mr Osborne?
Sacked as Chancellor by incoming PM Theresa May in 2016 George has had a lucrative few months if not years.
There has been calls for Osborne to quit as MP for Tatton since he took on the role of editor at the London Evening Standard but he refused to budge until now.
Apart from a clear breach of ethics Osborne looked set to have little if any time for his constituents and constituency work.
As Sky News reported in early March, managing along the way to have a stab at Labour veteran John Prescott "If John Prescott was "two jags" then George Osborne, who is taking over as editor of the Evening Standard, is surely destined to be "six jobs". "
:: He's a speaker at the Washington Speaker's Bureau, where he has a lucrative contract to perform after-dinner speeches around the world
His "i`ll be back" type of statement leaves this blogger wondering as what?
Could he be shuffling off to the House of Lords as a rich reward for his Evening Standard writing during the election campaign?
The Evening Standard will hardly be unbiased but rather an outsourced arm of political campaigning for the Tory Party and its chummies.
Labour activist Barb Roberts tells us that publication is free at times. A good way for Tory propaganda to feed into the psyche and minds of the electorate?
However Barb says " It's been free for a few years now. Quite a hooh har at the time because of the sellers and vendors losing their jobs and pitches. Some of whom had been vendors for many years and their cries of Evenin Stannard! was well known in by all. They had regular customers who often tipped- keep the change- which boosted their not very well paid incomes!"
Interesting but Barb also says "Note to all London & suburbs comrades where the Evening Standard is given away freely- Pick up as many copies as you can and deposit them in the nearest recycling bin! We can't affect the number of copies printed but we can do our bit to ensure that their editorial damming lies and smears be read by few a people as possible!"
Yes where there is a will there is a way.
Theresa May and the Tory Party will be using the tried and tested spin doctor Lynton Crosby who was rewarded with a knighthood after Cameron's win in 2015.
May is already spinning a web of deceit which includes lies that the Labour Party would support the Liberal Democrats. That is of course more Tory nonsense or as we could say lies.
The Liberal Democrats hope to gain seats in BRemain areas of the UK but would happily prop up a Tory government again if needed. They did that from 2010 to 2015 and helped bring in the infamous Bedroom Tax and hit some of the most vulnerable and poorest people of the UK.
Tories and Lib Dems may have short memories but hopefully the electorate will not.
As for fat cat George Osborne often called Cokehead for unknown reasons if you cannot see what he is read:
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