The former Tory chancellor-turned-editor is the latest in a string of party bigwigs — including Thatchers deputy prime minister Michael Heseltine — to turn his back on Theresa May's Conservatives.
The papers leader column slammed Mrs May's fourth attempt to pass her deal as "desperate" and said it offered "nothing to anyone".
Branding the PMs leadership ”finished", it stated: "She should have gone with dignity in 2017; instead her weak party indulged her weakness…
"Instead, to the accolades of the worst manifesto, worst conference speech and worst parliamentary defeat in history, she is likely to add tomorrow the worst Conservative performance in a national election."
CLASH: George Osborne's paper slammed Theresa May (Pic: GETTY)
“She should have gone with dignity in 2017; instead her weak party indulged her weakness”
London Evening Standard leader column
Appealing to readers to help "determine the fate of her successor", the paper warned that Nigel Farage's Brexit Party "channels the anger of those who feel ignored, (but) offers nothing that would help them".
Bemoaning the lack of options for Remain supporters, with Change UK "not yet the sum of its parts", the paper suggested voting Tory was not an option.
"Those who feel the 16 million people who voted Remain have been ignored will struggle to vote Tory," it stated.
"It is one of the failures of this administration that it has turned its back on so many of these natural Conservative supporters.
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