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By davidjay
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Catkins wrote:But what's his end game? He doesn't need the cash - heir to fortune, massive consultancies, MP. No background in journalism, save for a couple of graduate job applications.

He's staying as Tatton MP. What does he think the Standard job can do for him? Help make him PM? Or...run against Sadiq Khan for Mayor in 2020?
He's a Tory. They always need the (extra) cash.
 
By Bones McCoy
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Arnold wrote:
George Osborne reassures Evening Standard staff that his experience in being out of his depth is second to none


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But the executive washroom towels will be folded beautifully.
 
By bluebellnutter
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Day 1 at the Standard, in which Journo George sticks the boot in

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The negotiations over Brexit have only just started and already we see how unrealistic were the claims made about the strength of Britain’s hand — as the account of the Prime Minister’s dinner with Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, published in Germany reveals. The bad blood continues today as the European Parliament’s chief negotiator, Guy Verhofstadt, tweets, tongue-in-cheek, that Britain needs a “strong and stable” understanding of the complex issues involved. The complaints from Brexiteers that these discussions about our future with Europe’s governing elite must be kept secret is one of the many ironies that will entertain us in the coming months. The country should prepare for more tough days ahead as reality bites.
No one should assume that the referendum gave a mandate to the Government to answer any of these questions about Britain’s future. It did not. A general election victory for the Conservatives could provide more of a mandate, but only if the Prime Minister and her colleagues spell out in much more detail what their intentions are. It’s early days, but that is not happening, thanks in part to the failure of the desperately weak Labour leadership to offer a proper opposition. There’s nothing wrong with repeating election campaign slogans; the problem comes when the election campaign amounts to no more than a slogan. If you ask for a blank cheque, don’t be surprised if later it bounces.
By Andy McDandy
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And let me guess, they live in the London boroughs of Peterborough and Chelmsford?

Although in fairness, you can get the Standard in many places across the country outside London, particularly in the south-east and East Anglia.
 
By Kreuzberger
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randomelement wrote:Well, they are attacking after an hour of starting his new job, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ditor.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
With The Standard's offices being in the same building at the mail's, this might turn out to be a rather short-sighted move. "Don't shit where you eat" is, I believe, the phrase we're looking for.
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