George Osborne is the face of the Remain elite that won't give up

Clever man, brilliant hire. But we Brexiteers have nothing to fear.
Clever man, brilliant hire. But we Brexiteers have nothing to fear. Credit: AFP or licensors 

Who says a man can't multitask? George Osborne, a super dooper plutocrat, is an MP, booster of the Northern powerhouse, BlackRock adviser – and now editor of the Evening Standard. The appointment came as a surprise, but once the shock settled it all seemed obvious. Osborne is perhaps Britain’s pre-eminent Remainer. The Evening Standard is a Remain paper in what's regarded as Britain’s most Remain city. I’m guessing this has something to do with Remain.

Evgeny Lebedev, the proprietor of the Evening Standard, wrote: “I am proud to have an Editor of such substance… whose political viewpoint – liberal on social issues and pragmatic on economic ones - closely matches those of many of our readers.” That claim makes sense if you believe that Brexit is the issue that matters most in modern Britain. After all, nearly a million copies of the Standard are handed out for free every day in a city that...

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