George Osborne - Wikipedia
David Cameron and George Osborne's coalition decision to introduce the Fixed- term Parliaments Act may have caused a problem for May's. The Prime Minister will stand firm in defence of a relationship made stronger by adversity. David Cameron and George Osborne, the political duo responsible for the post austerity drive, have reemerged to celebrate the UK hitting.
David Cameron and George Osborne will defy history if they remain friends
Osborne is showing true New Labour zeal in flaunting how intensely relaxed he is at becoming filthy rich. To put bread on the table, he has also made some lucrative speeches.
Now he has left the Commons he does not have to report his earnings publicly. This week he has been in America doing lectures, and at Davos he spoke at a lunch held by Viktor Pinchuk, a Ukrainian billionaire.Peter Brookes shows us how he draws David Cameron and George Osborne
Aside from a spell at Carlton Communications, he has scant corporate experience. Brexit has obviously destroyed any prospects of him or any other Briton securing a big job in Brussels. A year ago, the top job at Nato would have seemed a good fit for a British elder statesman.
The Norwegian Jens Stoltenberg is due to step down next year, but it seems unlikely that European Nato members will accept as secretary-general the man who triggered the break-up of the EU. This leaves Cameron with a book to write, and according to members of his circle, it is heavy going.
Few politicians, even those with first-class Oxford degrees in PPE, write very well. Cameron, according to a friend, was initially gung-ho about his memoir.
David Cameron and George Osborne hail plan after UK deficit target met
He went along in person to some of the pitches to reassure publishers that his book would not be a ghost-written trot around the block. The problem is that unless Cameron is prepared to settle scores and wash dirty linen, it is difficult to see how his memoir will fly off the shelves. Thatcher and Blair had a guaranteed book-buying audience in America.
That cannot be said of Cameron.
By all accounts, the writing has proved a trial for him. It turns out that the principal victims of Brexit are the game birds of North Yorkshire and Oxfordshire, for Cameron is back out with his shotgun, having taken a break for presentational reasons during his Downing Street years. It is safe to assume that state education is now off the agenda for all three children.
The Brexit furore has triggered a breach with some of his old friends, most spectacularly Michael Gove. Generally, Cameron sees less of his Notting Hill friends and more of the county set, though word is that the Chipping Norton gang of Jeremy Clarkson, Rebekah Brooks et al are not as thick as they were. It was striking how few of the 20 or so guests at his 50th birthday party in the autumn were from the political world.
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He succeeded Independent MP Martin Bellwho had defeated the controversial former Conservative minister Neil Hamilton in but had kept his promise not to stand there at the following election. Osborne won with a majority of 8, over the Labour candidate, becoming at that time the youngest Conservative MP in the House of Commons.
At the election he was re-elected with an increased majority of 11, securing Following the general election, Howard promoted him to Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer at the young age of Howard had initially offered the post to William Hague, who turned it down. Press reports suggest that the second choice for the post was David Cameron, who also rejected the job, preferring to take on a major public service portfolio he was made Shadow Secretary of State for Education.
Thus, Howard seems to have turned to Osborne as his third choice for the role. When David Cameron was asked in whether or not he would be willing to sack a close colleague such as Osborne, he stated, "With George, the answer is yes.
He stayed in my shadow cabinet not because he is a friend, not because we are godfathers to each other's children but because he is the right person to do the job. I know and he knows that if that was not the case he would not be there.