Evening Standard

George Osborne Quits As MP 'For Now'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Politics

George Osborne has announced he is quitting as an MP “for now” and will not seek re-election to parliament at the snap general election called by ...

Analysis: How Ken Livingstone Cheated Political Death Again

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Politics

He found 1980s fame as “Red Ken” and scored a Millennial resurrection as “Citizen Ken”. If he’d been expelled from the Labour party (for a s...

The Politics Of Envy

John Watson | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Politics
John Watson

Mr Osborne's portfolio For lovers of humbug, the comments on George Osborne's appointment to the editorship of the Evening Standard provide a rich ve...

Osborne At The Evening Standard: Vanity Or Strategy?

Marc Nohr | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK
Marc Nohr

The announcement that George Osborne has been appointed as editor of the Evening Standard caused considerable mirth this weekend in what we used to ca...

George Osborne Shrugs Off MPs' Concerns Over Evening Standard Job With A Joke

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK

George Osborne has brushed aside concerns over conflicts of interest as a result of his appointment as Evening Standard editor, saying Parliament is ...

George Osborne As Editor Is A Scandal

Grant Feller | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

First, the good news. George Osborne will make a fine editor of the Evening Standard. He's supremely well connected, intelligent, has a wide array of interests, will bring in great guest columnists and is supported by a brilliant team of journalists. As a former executive on the paper, I can safely say that this last point is true.

Trains, Trash And Tabloids: What Do You Do With Your Newspaper When You Are Done Reading?

Liam Evans | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK
Liam Evans

As I sit, or more likely stand perpendicular and cramped, on my commute to and from work I tend to scan through the pages of the Metro or the Evening Standard nonchalantly. When I arrive at my destination, I have two primary options; put the paper in the bin, or leave it on my seat.

Osborne's Evening Standard Role Could Lead To Changes On Second-Job Rules For MPs

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK

The rules on MPs taking second jobs could change after George Osborne’s appointment as editor of the London Evening Standard, the chairman of the co...

George Osborne Has Less Experience Than The Average Trainee

Megan Baynes | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Baynes

Earlier today it was announced that George Osborne, former Chancellor of the Exchequer and Conservative MP for Tatton, has been made Editor-in-Chief of the London Evening Standard. As a soon-to-be trainee journalist, it's great to see that journalism continues to be as elitist as ever, and that at the end of the day money and position are worth more than skill and experience.

Can An MP Become A Newspaper Editor?

Matt Walsh | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Politics
Matt Walsh

It seems to me that this is just the latest step in George's ongoing quest to become Prime Minister. The editorship of the Evening Standard may look like a powerful pulpit from which to hurl stones at Theresa May and build momentum for a bid for Downing Street. But it would be an immense disservice to the million people who read the paper. And in the end, the readers have to come first.

BBC Journalist Accused Of Doing Osborne's 'PR' Over Evening Standard Appointment

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK

The BBC journalist, who broke the news that George Osborne will be the next Evening Standard editor, has been accused of doing “PR” for the MP and...

9 Embarrassing Stories About Osborne The Evening Standard Wouldn't Publish Now

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK

George Osborne managed to prove he’s still capable of sparking major political earthquakes, by announcing on Friday he would become the editor of Lo...

Osborne Faces Demands To Quit As MP After Accepting Evening Standard Editor Job

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Politics

George Osborne is facing calls to quit as an MP after he was announced as the new editor of the Evening Standard. The former chancellor has insisted h...

12 Hilarious Tweets That Sum Up The Shock And Absurdity Of George Osborne’s New Job

The Huffington Post | Becky Barnes | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK

The moment the London Evening Standard’s owner revealed the newspaper’s new editor was former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne - the UK ...

10 Ridiculous Jobs For Politicians That Are Totally Realistic Now Osborne Edits A Newspaper

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK

George Osborne’s unlikely ascension to editor of London’s Evening Standard has opened the floor gates of people’s imaginations, prompting a torr...

Metro Comes Of Age As It Outstrips Daily Mail's Circulation

Tim Jotischky | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK
Tim Jotischky

When I was asked by Paul Dacre to become editor of Metro back in 2000, he told me with a mischievous glint in his eye: 'Make it good...but don't make it too good'.

The Evening Standard Speaks for the Conservative Party

Angela Phillips | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK
Angela Phillips

We found that the Labour candidate had attracted twice as many negative headlines as his Tory rival. Nearly all the negative headlines relating to Khan came within the first ten pages of the paper where they would be most likely to be seen. Three of them were on the front page. Negative headlines about Goldsmith mostly got buried at the back.

Why London's Newspaper Needs Sadiq Khan to Win

Grant Feller | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

The paper needs an enemy it can fight and not always win against. A vote for Sadiq is a vote for war. And nothing boosts a newspaper like war.

Exposing Sadiq Khan's Family's Links to Extremists Was Not Islamophobic

David Churchill | Posted 18.02.2017 | UK Politics
David Churchill

The story revealed that Mr Khan's brother-in-law for more than 20 years took part in and spoke at events organised by vile group Al-Muhajiroun. Cue accusations of racism, Islamophobia and every other type of phobia quicker than the time it takes to read the full article. And boy did they fly in - on Twitter, mostly, but also from friends of people close to me. These accusations, from people who claim to believe in freedom of expression, are absurd. The "real" story was, in fact, an exercise in what the media should be doing - scrutinising politicians' own records.

The Evening Standard Just Accidentally Married Two Top Tory MPs

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK

A slight subbing slip from journalists at the Evening Standard left two top Conservative MPs smirking, after the paper mistakenly said the pair were m...

Help Us Make a Very Real Difference to the Lives of Those Ex-servicemen and Women Struggling on Civvy Street

Evgeny Lebedev | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK
Evgeny Lebedev

In Russia, where I was born during the Soviet war with Afghanistan, we were taught to unconditionally respect our returning veterans - regardless of whether we agreed ideologically with the reasons they had been sent to war. It's an axiom that has stuck with me ever since.

Extraordinary CCTV Footage Shows The Moment Moped Gang Rips £60,000 Watch From Man's Wrist

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK

These incredible CCTV images show the moment a gang of robbers on mopeds pulled a £60,000 watch straight off a man's wrist - in an attack so terrifyi...

Why I'm Launching High50 - The Online Community for the Over-50s

Stefano Hatfield | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Tech
Stefano Hatfield

What do the the following have in common: Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Elle McPherson? Yep, they are all 50. Courtney Cox, Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves? They will be 50 sometime this year. 50+ are getting younger, not older.

London Live TV Confirms All Our Delusions

Paul Blanchard | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Blanchard

London Live is great - if you watch telly. And these days most of us... don't. If I'm representative of Mr Average Londoner, when I get home all I want to watch is escapist catch-ups of the blockbuster shows I'm continually missing. I swear one day there will be so much TV I need to catch up on that I'll never have time to see a current show.

London Live - the London-Only Mandate Is Clear

Stefano Hatfield | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK
Stefano Hatfield

If you've read the London Evening Standard recently, or seen any of the weekend media you can hardly fail to have noticed that this evening sees the launch of London Live, the first 24 hour a day, seven day a week general entertainment channel devoted exclusively to the capital.