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George Osborne grabs his eleventh gig since No. 11

Journalist, banker, academic, think tanker and now culture vulture — is there nothing to which George Osborne cannot turn his hand? The former chancellor has today been appointed the chair of the board of trustees of the British Museum — an institution that incidentally was spared from the 20 per cent cut he forced on the culture department back in 2015.

It was of course just last month that culture secretary Oliver Dowden pledged

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