George Osborne may have broken rules over Evening Standard editor job.

Does nobody have the will – I can’t believe they don’t have the courage – to slap George Osborne down?

Not only does he appear to have breached ACOBA guidelines and the ministerial code, as described below, but there is also the matter of his access to confidential information as a Privy Councillor. This creates a clear conflict of interest, yet he thinks he can ride roughshod over such concerns?

Better to sack him as an MP and a Privy Councillor, and then leave him to his own devices. will the Standard still want him if he doesn’t have access to exclusive information?

Pressure is mounting on George Osborne to step down as an MP after it emerged he may have broken post-ministerial rules when taking his new job as editor of the Evening Standard.

When ministers step down from office they are subject to a two-year grace period, during which any other jobs or employment they undertake is contingent on approval by the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (ACOBA).

The members of that committee subject the appointment to a number of tests around conflict of interest.

Ex-ministers are also supposed to submit their requests and then wait for the committee’s guidance before accepting something and making it public.

Sky News has learnt that Mr Osborne did not await for approval from ACOBA and is therefore in breach of its guidelines – and more importantly of the ministerial code.

Source: George Osborne may have broken rules over Evening Standard editor job

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