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Why George Osborne should not be the next head of the IMF

It's not just Osborne's track record that should raise doubts. Appointing a European would be out of step with global economic shifts

By Michael Kitson  

George Osborne has been tipped as a potential head of the IMF. Photo: PA

George Osborne, the former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, is touting himself as the next head of the International Monetary Fund. He is hoping to fill the forthcoming vacancy as the current managing director, Christine Lagarde has been nominated to be the next president of the European Central Bank.

According to the Financial Times, Osborne told friends that the IMF requires a “skilled political communicator and operator … not a technocrat.” But Osborne’s interest in…

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