George Osborne dismissed claims Theresa May has torn up his industrial strategy


George Osborne took a swipe at hardling Brexiteers today as he warned that the public did not vote to be ‘poorer’ in the EU referendum.

The former chancellor waded into the row over the government’s increasingly tough approach to future relations with Brussels, mocking the idea that more trade with Australia could make up for looser ties with Germany and France.

He said he agreed with successor Philip Hammond – who has been arguing for a ‘softer’ Brexit with maximum access to the European single market.

Ex-chancellor George Osborne, pictured giving evidence to MPs today, insisted there was 'continuity' between his plans and Theresa May's new industrial strategy despite claims his legacy was being dismantled after his sacking 

Ex-chancellor George Osborne, pictured giving evidence to MPs today, insisted there was ‘continuity’ between his plans and Theresa May’s new industrial strategy despite claims his legacy was being dismantled after his sacking 

Giving evidence to the Business Select Committee this morning, Mr Osborne said the UK had to avoid being forced into a ‘binary’ choice between…



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