George Osborne was the biggest casualty of last week’s Cabinet reshuffle. The former Chancellor was hoping for, if not expecting, the consolation prize of Foreign Secretary.
But after six years presiding over the Exchequer, he was brutally sacked by Theresa May and consigned to the backbenches, where his salary was reduced overnight from £134,500 per annum to £74,962.
So it’s perhaps no surprise to learn that he has wasted no time in getting on the lucrative speakers’ circuit — his name has just popped up on the roster of luminaries at the All American Speakers agency. It seems the architect of Project Fear won’t fare too badly in this post-Brexit world despite all his doom-mongering.
His fellow speakers at the agency include Larry Page, CEO of Google, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, American Vogue editor Anna Wintour and actor Stephen Fry, who all command top fees of at least £76,000 ($100,000).
Got to find a willing punter or two yet…..