George Osborne reassures Evening Standard staff that his experience in being out of his depth is second to none

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Former Chancellor George Osborne has moved to reassure staff at the London Evening Standard that no-one has more experience of being completely out of their depth than he does.

Addressing journalists in the paper’s newsroom, he said that not having the first clue what he’s doing is something that “comes naturally” to him.

“This isn’t the first time I’ve been given a job that I’m completely unqualified to do, and I doubt it will be the last,” he said.

Mr Osborne went on to calm fears that his roles as MP for Tatton, an adviser to Black Rock and the new manager of Middlesbrough Football Club would affect him being able to fully commit to the role.

“My full range of skills will be available to each and every one of you at all times,” he insisted.

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