CategoriesUK News

Ex-chancellor George Osborne appointed chair of British Museum

Board of trustees chooses man behind austerity policies that brought swingeing cuts to arts and museums

George Osborne, the former chancellor who presided over swingeing austerity cuts to England’s arts and museums budgets, is to be the new chair of the British Museum.

The museum announced on Thursday that Osborne would join its board of trustees in September and succeed the former Financial Times editor Sir Richard Lambert as chair in October.

Continue reading…


Schumer on infrastructure talks: We need big, bold change

CNN’s Manu Raju speaks to Chuck Schumer about confronting his most daunting series of legislative landmines in his young tenure as Senate majority leader, navigating conflicting demands from his left and his moderates — all the while facing wary Republicans after years of partisan brawling with the hard-nosed New Yorker.