With all of the election excitement, MPs have a lot of work to do in the six weeks running up to polling day on 8 June. And the empathetic users of Twitter haven’t forgotten just how one Tory MP will be feeling right about now:
Poor @George_Osborne. Working 6 jobs and now an election campaign. Let's all take a moment to think of him.
— Fiona S (@Ms_Popoff) April 18, 2017
Poor George Osborne. But some think there may be worse news for him:
Spare a thought for poor George Osborne, who may well soon be out of a job.
— Jonny Kiehlmann (@kiehlmanniac) April 18, 2017
But we’re getting a bit ahead of ourselves. Has anyone even told him?
Maybe someone did:
— David Videcette (@DavidVidecette) April 18, 2017
— Robert Osborne (@robertosborne93) April 18, 2017
That’s cynical. This might be more likely:
When George Osborne heard about #GE2017 this morning what do you think he did first:
— 40.1%Londoner (@100pcLondoner) April 18, 2017
Early election tricky for the editor of the London Evening Standard. George Osborne standing again and running a newspaper "cough" tricky
— Kevin Maguire (@Kevin_Maguire) April 18, 2017
— Linda Riley (@LindaRiley8) April 18, 2017
Others say that he should stand down:
I'm waiting to hear George Osborne's resignation speech. Assume he wasn't planning to be MP plus everything else til 2022?
— Maria Cooke (@maria90583177) April 18, 2017
George Osborne has just announced he will be standing in four additional seats. #GE2017
— Peter Smith (@Redpeter99) April 18, 2017
George Osborne still needs to step down
Twitter users simply think Osborne still needs to work out his priorities. If it isn’t bad enough for an MP to neglect his constituency while tending to five other demanding roles, he is editing a newspaper while running in a general election.
He was expected to take up his new role in May. It seems as though Osborne has two choices. Push the date of taking up the role as Editor of The Evening Standard until after the election, or stand down as MP for Tatton.
There’s also a third choice: resigning as Editor altogether. But it’s unlikely he will do that willingly. So it’s time we spared a thought for Osborne; and thought about calling for him to step down as an MP.
– Sign the petition asking George Osborne to ‘Pick a Job’.
Featured image via Flickr/altogetherfool
We know everyone is suffering under the Tories - but the Canary is a vital weapon in our fight back, and we need your support
The Canary Workers’ Co-op knows life is hard. The Tories are waging a class war against us we’re all having to fight. But like trade unions and community organising, truly independent working-class media is a vital weapon in our armoury.
The Canary doesn’t have the budget of the corporate media. In fact, our income is over 1,000 times less than the Guardian’s. What we do have is a radical agenda that disrupts power and amplifies marginalised communities. But we can only do this with our readers’ support.
So please, help us continue to spread messages of resistance and hope. Even the smallest donation would mean the world to us.