Tuesday 12 December 2017

George Osborne made a terrible John Lewis-related pun about new West Midlands mayor Andy Street

Street used to be the big boss of the shopping store.

By Jessica Pitocchi

Andy Street, the ex-John Lewis boss turned Conservative candidate, has been elected as the West Midlands mayor.

He surprised a lot of people when he gave up his business career last year to stand for the newly-created mayoral post.

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But his high-profile election campaign, as well as his pledge that the region will make a success of Brexit, saw him take the win to oversee an £8 billion investment budget.

Another man in a new position, Evening Standard editor George Osborne, took the opportunity to tweet his thoughts – and made a not-so-subtle pun relating to the shopping giant’s slogan.

Oh dear – well, he is in the newspaper industry now.

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