But today he is being linked by insinuation to the 'desolate' North East question that Lord Howell of Guildford made when talking about fracking. I don't agree with what Lord Howell said about the North East because it is not 'desolate'. All-right, it has a lower density of population and thus it may be easier to frack there without complaint but the North East is not devoid of human civilisation. He has rightly apologised for these remarks.
What I don't particularly get is why Osborne is so linked to this other than Lord Howell being his father in law. It's not like he is Osborne's mouth piece on earth or that Lord Howell isn't a public figure and should bare responsibility. But the media have been having a field day on it so that Osborne receives some association to these unthoughtful words. I'm all for blaming people but not for things they haven't done. All father in laws are embarrassing, maybe Lord Howell doesn't do dodgy dances at weddings but insults everybody being talked about.
Breaking News From Sky, George Osborne has father in law because he is married.
So don't take it out on the Chancellor irrelevantly.