Labour MP Says George Osborne Should Apologise For Theresa May 'Freezer' Comments

George Osborne now editor of the Evening Standard has repeatedly used the pages of his newspaper to attack May | Clive Mason  Getty Images

George Osborne now editor of the Evening Standard has repeatedly used the pages of his newspaper to attack May | Clive Mason Getty Images

Oh dear. Although George Osborne appeared to offer Theresa May an olive branch in Tuesday's Evening Standard with a leader praising her work on modern slavery, there's reason to believe all is not well.

Mrs May sacked Mr Osborne when she took over at Number 10 from David Cameron after the Brexit referendum.

But according to one staffer at the newspaper, Osborne has told more than one person that he will not rest until she "is chopped up in bags in my freezer"'.

But after less than a year on the backbenches he quit as an MP in March after he was appointed Evening Standard editor.

The graphic phrase was revealed today in an extensive profile of Mr Osborne in Esquire magazine.

He called her "a dead woman walking" after the disastrous election in June in which she lost her parliamentary majority, and branded her target to cut net migration to below 100,000 "economically illiterate".

May's former chief of staff Nick Timothy shared the article on Twitter, highlighting a quote stating Osborne "doesn't want people to think he's an arsehole, because he's not an arsehole".

A spokesman for Mrs May said: 'The contents of the former chancellor's freezer are probably not a matter for me'.

During a debate on barriers for women entering Parliament on Wednesday, Labour's Chris Bryant said he should apologise.

"It's that kind of language, which I think is misogynistic in its basis, which should be done away with", he said, according to the Huffington Post.

"I'm sure there should be no chopping up", he added.

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