George Osborne auditions for Match of the Day

Reporting live from Davos, our team ask the big questions about George Osborne's future

by Patrick Sullivan, Political Editor on 23 January 2019 15:26


With Gary Lineker running onto the pitch of British politics with his support of the People’s Vote campaign, could George Osborne be in line to replace him at Match of the Day? Probably not… Yesterday, in an illuminating  interview with Bloomberg TV’s Tom King set against the backdrop of the scenic Swiss Alps, Mr Osborne deviated from his predictable political punditry to give his forecast on Thursday night’s football. The notably excited Evening Standard editor gleefully predicted that his team, Chelsea, were going to beat Tottenham Hotspur in tomorrow’s match.

Mr Osborne, a lifelong supporter of Chelsea F.C. told Mr King that he was even flying back from Davos to watch the match. In the same interview the former Chancellor, explained with great humour what it was like growing up as the son of a fabric designer magnate. According to Mr Osborne, his bedroom was redecorated every year: something which probably prepared him for painting the Tory party green upon the election of his best pal David Cameron to the Tory leadership in 2005.

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