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Here’s what George Osborne’s student journalism was like

BuzzFeed, 18th March 2017

Co-bylined with Jim Waterson, BuzzFeed UK Political Editor

Former chancellor George Osborne has been appointed editor of the Evening Standard, despite limited experience in journalism. His most notable achievements in the media world were his unsuccessful applications for graduate jobs at The Times and The Economist, followed by a short stint on the Daily Telegraph’sformer diary column before he went to work for the Conservatives.

But while studying at the University of Oxford in the early 1990s he was much more active in journalism, editing a student magazine called Isis – which at that the time did not share its name with a terrorist organisation. Copies of Osborne’s editions of the magazine have vanished from Oxford libraries, but BuzzFeed News has located copies nevertheless.

Here’s what they tell us about Osborne the journalist.

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The Blair Necessities: Our responsibility to the people of Iraq

Photo: Reuters
Photo: Reuters

 

Bury Free Press, 10th October 2014

My school, King Edward VI, has the honour of being in partnership with a school in Kurdistan. The Kurds enjoyed a period of peace after the end of Saddam’s regime, and two years ago some students from Bury went out there to experience the area themselves. Those people they visited are now sheltering in their homes from the Islamic State.

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