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Former Chancellor George Osborne lands yet another job

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By Christopher Cummins  with AGENCIES
Former Chancellor George Osborne lands yet another job

The former Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has been appointed the editor of the London Evening Standard.

The highest earning MP in 2016 will add the job to his growing list of lucrative activities.

As an MP Osborne is paid £74,962 a year.

The Evening Standard job is worth £200,000 per annum, according to reports.

As an adviser to BlackRock Investment Institute he picks up £650,000 annually.

As a Kissinger Fellow at the McCain Institute he receives £120,212 a year to cover travel and research expenses.

The Washington Speaker’s Bureau has paid Osborne £800,000 since July.

The papers owner Evgeny Lebedev, said “In George, we have appointed someone of huge political achievement, and economic and cultural authority.”

Not everyone is impressed the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn slammed his engagement.

“The appointment makes a mockery of the independence of the media,” he said.

The National Union of Journalists said the appointment was a “blatantly cynical.”

Osborne reiterated his commitment to his constituents in Tatton in the North West of England.