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Former Chancellor George Osborne lands yet another job

Former Chancellor George Osborne lands yet another job
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By Christopher Cummins with AGENCIES
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Osborne's latest appointment, editor of the London Evening Standard

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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.

George Osborne will be the new editor of the London Evening Standard https://t.co/a1QRYt7JdFpic.twitter.com/vO2m0UkHBW

— BI UK Politics (@BIUK_Politics) March 17, 2017

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.

My response, as chair of LondonLabour</a>'s Group of MPs, to George Osborne's appointment as editor of the Standard: <a href="https://t.co/wo7AHqhuME">pic.twitter.com/wo7AHqhuME</a></p>— Wes Streeting MP (wesstreeting) March 17, 2017

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

Finally, George Osborne does something a journalist objects to. pic.twitter.com/fUikVfpuUT

— #libdems4communism (@hmclandress) March 17, 2017

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

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