Perhaps even Tory-loving editor Dylan Jones regretted giving GQ magazine’s the “Politician of the Year” award to George Osborne. The chancellor drew jeers for an appalling (presumably SpAd-penned) joke while simultaneously casting the glossy lifestyle magazine as some form of pubescent masturbation aid.
“I’m not sure who actually reads the politics pages of GQ magazine. I suspect they are the only pages that a teenage boy hasn’t stuck together in reading the magazine. Some might say that’s because the wankers are on the page rather than reading them.”
While heckles from the audience were barely picked up by the microphones, David Mitchell’s reaction certainly was:
“That’s lowered the tone hasn’t it”.