Monday 23 April 2018

Nicholas Leonard: 'Omnishambles' Osborne in thick of it with clampdown on charities

Nicholas Leonard

'Omnishambles' is the word they are using in Downing Street these days to describe the series of self-inflicted political disasters that have engulfed the prime minister, David Cameron, and his coalition government.

The word was invented by the scriptwriters of 'The Thick of It', an acidly accurate TV satire about Westminster -- and the award for the most omnishambolic politician of the month has to go to the chancellor, George Osborne.

He is now so unpopular with Conservative MPs that there is even some speculation that he might be pushed out of the Treasury in the cabinet reshuffle which Mr Cameron is expected to carry out this summer.

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