Osborne just doesn’t make the cut

As Chancellor George Osborne thanks the London Olympics for taking him off the front pages, he might want to take advantage of the breathing space to have an image makeover.

One colleague who may be able to provide some tips is his sharp-suited Chief Secretary, Danny Alexander. The former Chief of Staff to Nick Clegg, Alexander’s distinctive style and dress sense have made him something of a fashion hero in the more unlikeliest of places – Pakistan.

Sharp-suited Danny Alexander MP adorns a store front in Islamabad

As you can see, the owner of Wazir tailors in downtown Islamabad was in no doubt that Alexander trumped Osborne in the style stakes, using this timeless image taken from the 2010 Spending Review for his store front, with Osborne sadly not making the cut.

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About Ryan Gawn

Ryan is an international communications and conflict resolution consultant. Formerly with Peace Dividend Trust (Afghanistan) and Save the Children UK, he has conducted track two peace talks in Iraq, and worked on various projects with the UN, FCO and the British Council. He is a Rotary World Peace Fellow, member of the British Council's Transatlantic Network 2020, Chatham House Council Member, and former Treasurer of the UNA-UK Westminster Branch.