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David Cameron and George Osborne: The Tory leader said he would sack the Asked about his relationship with Boris Johnson, Cameron. George Osborne: 'We are unable as a country to stomach the cost of leaving' . in the single market, we stay in the customs union, all those sort of things. fortunate in my relationship with my prime minister, David Cameron. David Cameron and George Osborne will defy history if they remain but a change in the dynamics of the Cameron-Osborne relationship".
Andrew Neil tells a great story of how, as editor of the Sunday Times, he informed Thatcher of the central plank of her government's economic policy — that Lawson was shadowing the Deutschmark, a first step towards joining the ERM. Margaret Thatcher and John Major, Thatcher helped Major secure the premiership after her resignation, though that was mainly to stop Michael Heseltine.
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He did so in Octobera month before her resignation. When Thatcher decided her successor was unsound on Europe she turned on Major. Major insists that while Thatcher had ruled out ERM entry in the s, she was keen to join by because she saw the benefits of tackling inflation. John Major and Norman Lamont, The new prime minister rewarded Lamont for managing his leadership campaign with a job that was probably a few notches too high for Lamont.
Relations were completely poisoned when, in Lamont's eyes, Major ignored his warnings about the ERM from Lamont said matters were compounded when, on Black Wednesday on 16 Septembera cabal of pro-European cabinet ministers dismissed his warnings that Britain should bail out of the ERM early in the day.
Cameron had a ringside seat as Lamont's special adviser. Lamont offered to resign.
I would sack George Osborne if I had to, says David Cameron
It took until the following spring before Major effectively sacked Lamont by offering him a more junior cabinet post as environment secretary.
Lamont showed his anger when he uttered these famous words in his resignation speech: We give the impression of being in office but not in power. John Major and Kenneth Clarke, Major wrote in his memoirs that he rarely disagreed with Clarke despite his "more enthusiastic pro-Europeanism". But some of Major's supporters believed that the pro-European's Clarke's position on the single currency boxed in the former prime minister.
They became close after entering parliament infour years after their party had lost power, just as Cameron and Osborne entered parliament together in Blair and Brown were both impatient modernisers, as Cameron and Osborne eventually became. He did not believe he needed to make a special investment in Murdoch who regarded the new Tory leader as something of a political lightweight. The Tory leadership changed tack in when they encountered a difficult period, in the run up to the handover of power from Tony Blair to Gordon Brown.
In an abrupt change of tactics, Cameron said at the time he could not see how he could make it to Downing Street without winning the full confidence of the News International titles. The Leveson inquiry is also likely to focus on more immediate disclosures over the government's conduct during the News Corp bid for BSkyB in The prime minister may be asked about his decision to hand Jeremy Hunt "quasi-judicial" powers on the takeover in December shortly after the culture secretary had written to the prime minister arguing in favour of the bid.
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Hunt was handed the quasi judicial powers on 21 December after the Daily Telegraph reported that Vince Cable, who was put in charge of the process after the election, said he had declared war on Rupert Murdoch. Osborne may face questions about his role in the decision to transfer the powers to Hunt. The Leveson inquiry heard that Hunt texted Osborne after publication of the Cable quotes to say: Chris Bryant, Labour's former Europe minister who has led the charge against the Tories on News International, said yesterday: Simply explaining that text message to Jeremy Hunt would be interesting.
What on earth did it have to do with him?
George Osborne - Wikipedia
He was shortlisted for, but failed to gain a place on, The Times ' trainee scheme; he also applied to The Economistwhere he was interviewed and rejected by Gideon Rachman. Osborne worked on Prime Minister John Major 's campaign team inin the run-up to the Tories' heavy election defeat that year.
Between and he worked for William HagueMajor's successor as Conservative Party leader, as a speechwriter and political secretary. He succeeded Independent MP Martin Bellwho had defeated the controversial former Conservative minister Neil Hamilton in but had kept his promise not to stand there at the following election.
Osborne won with a majority of 8, over the Labour candidate, becoming at that time the youngest Conservative MP in the House of Commons.
At the election he was re-elected with an increased majority of 11, securing