Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne suggested that readers of men’s monthly GQ are wankers when he picked up the prize for politician of the year at the mag’s annual awards event last night.
Picking up the award, Osborne said (reports the Mirror):
“It is a pleasure to win this award. I’ve just come from addressing about 300 bankers in the City of London and it says something about my profession that I was still the most unpopular person in the room. It is a fine recognition.
‘I’m not sure who actually reads the politics pages of GQ magazine though – I suspect they are the only pages of the magazine that a teenage boy hasn’t stuck together while reading the magazine. Some might say that’s because the w*****s are on the page rather than reading them.”
Editor of the year, last year one by then Independent editor Simon Kelner, appears to have been dropped from the list of prizes.
A spread from the current edition of GQ.