Osborne may have broken rules over new job as 130,000 sign petition demanding MP resigns

With mounting criticism over the appointment of Mr Osborne to edit the newspaper despite never having worked as a journalist, more than 134,000 people have signed the petition since the news of his new job emerged on Friday morning.

The petition, set up on site 38 Degrees, calls for the former Chancellor to “stand down as an MP or quit your job as editor of the Evening Standard”.

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