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Bernard Jenkin: George Osborne’s behaviour has been “pretty despicable”

The hardline Eurosceptic also criticised current colleagues

By Alex Dean  

Bernard Jenkin, MP for Harwich and North Essex. Photo: UK Parliament

To say that tensions are running high in the Conservative Party would be an understatement. It is perhaps more divided today than at any time in its history, with Leavers and Remainers accusing one another of out-and-out treachery.

When I met with Bernard Jenkin, MP for Harwich and North Essex and leading Eurosceptic, I expected him to have harsh words for Remainers. I wasn’t disappointed.

His fiercest criticism was reserved for George Osborne. The former Chancellor has used his editorship of…

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