We just had to check it's not the first of April, because George Gideon Osborne – Cameron's Chancellor, sacked by May – has been declared the new Editor of London's Evening Standard.

“I am proud to have an editor of such substance, who reinforces the Standard’s standing and influence in London and whose political viewpoint – socially liberal and economically pragmatic – closely matches that of many of our readers.

George is London through and through and I am confident he is the right person to build on the fantastic legacy of Sarah Sands.”

In fairness, he attempted journalism before becoming an MP, but if being Gideon – son of Sir Peter George Osborne, 17th Baronet of Ballentaylor, and Felicity Loxton Peacock, daughter of artist Clarisse Loxton Peacock – a privately-educated Oxford graduate and a Bullingdon Club member is "London through and through" – well, that's a London I've never been to.

The City of London, maybe.

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