George Osborne (@George_Osborne )

George Osborne

Bio Evening Standard Editor, Northern Powerhouse Partnership Chair & former Chancellor
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iPhone : Here’s some basic truths: Boris wouldn’t be in hospital unless it was serious; Robert Jenrick, like almost everyone in the Cabinet, will have no more clue than anyone else about how well he’s doing; and anyone with any compassion will be wishing him a speedy recovery…

iPhone : Don't want to overstate this but these press conferences are exposing the gap between those ministers who are on top of the detail and those who aren't. Hancock is

iPhone : Well done Mr Speaker - but in any other crisis the Commons would have been recalled. It can’t be in physical form, so why don’t select committees start now with online hearings of ministers and officials? Democratic accountability is also a weapon against this virus…

iPhone : Britain’s banks can redeem themselves for the crash 10 years ago by coming to the rescue of stricken small businesses now - but stories of extortionate interest rates and personal guarantees in return for government loans risk the exact opposite: universal condemnation

iPhone : Our editorial ⁦Evening Standard today endorses Keir Starmer⁩ - as well as tests and ventilators, Britain needs another weapon in the Covid fight: an effective opposition. Starmer is the only one who can provide it.…

iPhone : Our team Evening Standard is doing an incredible job. Like most media businesses,we’ve been hit by the big fall in advertising.We’ve taken the hard decision to furlough some staff and cut pay,so we can keep our people in jobs and go on bringing the paper to you during this crisis

iPhone : The UK regulator just made the banks an offer they couldn’t refuse - cancel your dividend and cash bonuses or we’ll investigate you. Good job. In this crisis, with so much unknown, everyone should be playing safe