As posted on A UK politician just became editor of a newspaper and Twitter is flipping out
You might think being a Member of Parliament in the UK would be a full-time job, but apparently you’d be wrong about that.
On Friday morning, it was confirmed that former Chancellor of the Exchequer — and current MP for Tatton — George Osborne will be the new Editor of the London Evening Standard.
Yep, that’s right: “Will continue as MP”.
Apparently, Osborne will edit the paper “an average of four days a week”, giving him time to continue with his duties as MP.
Across Britain, people were freaking out.
are you fucking kidding me
an mp AND A FUCKING EDITOR
— Elena Cresci (@elenacresci) March 17, 2017
HE’S AN MP IN FUCKING CHESHIRE
— Michael Deacon (@MichaelPDeacon) March 17, 2017
Hysteria in the Standard newsroom, I’m told.
— Josh Spero (@joshspero) March 17, 2017
Then the jokes started.
Osborne’s journalism career:
–Didn’t get hired by The Times graduate trainee scheme
–Bit of freelance work
–Becomes Evening Standard editor
— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) March 17, 2017
No wonder graduates are struggling to get jobs when George Osborne is hogging them all.
— Kojo 🇬🇭 (@DatUncleOfYours) March 17, 2017
That’s going to be a hell of a CMS training session for someone.
— Helen Lewis (@helenlewis) March 17, 2017
Trump as President, George Osborne as editor of the Evening Standard…don’t let anyone ever tell you you are unqualified for the job
— Marta Vokshi (@marta_vokshi) March 17, 2017
Breaking: I will shortly be announced as editor of Heat magazine….
— Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) March 17, 2017
Perhaps this person summed it up best.
We are now at that stage of news where nothing makes sense. Of course Osborne is a newspaper editor. Why not. Fuck it. NO RULES. ANARCHY.
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) March 17, 2017