George Osborne will undermine trust in press, says @arusbridger #AWEurope #TheWeekLive

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The Week Live

Mar 20, 2017

Role as Evening Standard editor "throws petrol on the fire of the idea that politicians and journalists are all the same"

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Alan Rusbridger, the former editor of The Guardian, has criticised the decision to appoint George Osborne editor of the London Evening Standard while he is still MP for Tatton.

"I do think it crosses a line," Rusbridger said, talking to Jeremy O"Grady, editor-in-chief of The Week, during a debate on trust in the press at The Week Live in central London.

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