Report: Anti-Brexit, Anti-Trump George Osborne Being Lined Up as Next BBC Chairman

Report: Anti-Brexit, Anti-Trump George Osborne Being Lined Up as Next BBC Chairman


Former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Trump critic, and anti-Brexit campaign “scaremonger-general” George Osborne is being lined up as the next chairman of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), according to reports.

The former Tory MP, whose position in former prime minister David Cameron’s administration was roughly equivalent to that of Secretary of the Treasury in the U.S., would be in line for an increased salary of £160,000 for the “3-4 days per week” role, with a source telling The Telegraph that government ministers may further increase this to up to £280,000 to get him to apply.

While the right-leaning newspaper reports that Boris Johnson is “understood to be very keen to appoint a Conservative to the role to counter a perceived left-wing bias at the corporation”, Osborne would hardly be a disruptive fit at the publicly-funded establishment broadcaster, having been one of the most strident, doom-mongering members of the anti-Brexit campaign during the EU referendum

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