With a spring in his step, newspaper in hand, George Osborne was all set for his first day.>> Well, it's very exciting to be starting in the new job and it's a really important time in our country where people are gonna want the straight facts, the informed analysis.
So they can make the really big decisions about this country's future.>> The former UK Finance Minister's swapping politics for the media as the new editor of London's Evening Standard newspaper. Osborne lost his job as chancellor after helping lead a doomed campaign to stay in the European Union.
Britons instead voted Brexit.>> That is the equivalent of tax free savings in->> Once seen as a future leader of the Conservative Party, Osborne announced last month he was stepping down from his role as MP of Tattenshishire, a position he's held for 16 years.>> So, I'd better get started, thank you very much.
>> Can you convince people you can do the job, sir?>> With no professional journalistic experience, Osborne is promising to lead an informative and entertaining paper. He says he'll continue to fight for Britain, only now it will be from his editor's chair instead of a seat in parliament.