Britain’s former finance minister George Osborne says he’s thrilled to be appointed as the new editor of London’s Evening Standard newspaper.
LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (MARCH 17, 2017) (BBC) – BRITAIN’S FORMER FINANCE MINISTER AND NEWLY APPOINTED EDITOR OF LONDON’S EVENING STANDARD, GEORGE OSBORNE,
“I’m thrilled and excited to be the new editor of the Evening Standard and you know, with so many big issues in our world, people want authoritative facts, good analysis, great news journalism. It’s a really important time for good journalism and Evening Standard is here to provide it.”
JOURNALIST: “Would you say you are not going to be able to fit in your job as an MP as well (as edit the newspaper), what would you say to that?”
OSBORNE: “Well, there are plenty of examples of MPs who have edited newspapers and magazines over the years, and I’m going to continue to play a big part in British public life and I’m looking forward to it.”
JOURNALIST: “You’ve also got the job at the bank as well, so, you can’t possibly do all three?”
OSBORNE: “I’m going to work hard to make sure the Evening Standard is a fantastic publication and the go to place to get your news and information in this exciting age.”