Office Politics: Osborne Faces Cornish Rebellion

Backbencher George Osborne has been scouting out a new office in parliament. He had a good look around the triple-room shared by Tory MPs Steve Double, Scott Mann and Derek Thomas – as the home to three MPs it is one of the largest offices on the parliamentary estate. The suspicion is the former Chancellor wants to turf out his colleagues and have it all to himself. Double, Mann and Thomas have marked their territory by emblazoning the door with a sign warning potential new tenants that this is the “Cornish Embassy”. After the pasty tax, people will be starting to wonder what George has against the Cornish…




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