George Osborne wants Theresa May ‘chopped up in bags in my freezer’, says magazine

Now he has apparently said he will not rest until the Prime Minister is “chopped up in bags in my freezer”, according to a magazine.

Mr Osborne, who now runs the Evening Standard, made the comment to “more than one person” at the newspaper, Esquire magazine reported in a profile of the former chancellor.

Mrs May sacked Mr Osborne when she took over at Number 10 from David Cameron after the Brexit referendum.

In his new role at the Evening Standard, Mr Osborne has been critical of the Prime Minister and her leadership of the Conservative Party.

After Mrs May lost the Conservative majority at the last general election, Mr Osborne told the BBC she was a “dead woman walking”.

And later, in keeping with the theme, a leader in the Evening Standard compared her leadership to the “living dead in a second-rate horror film”.

The comment reported by Esquire drew criticism – but not from the Prime Minister’s office.

“The contents of the former chancellor’s freezer are probably not a matter for me,” said Mrs May’s spokesman.

Mr Osborne’s representatives could not be reached for comment.

Nadine Dorries, a Tory MP who has previously clashed with Mr Osborne and Mr Cameron – famously calling them “arrogant posh boys who don’t know the price of milk” – said the comment provided “a brief insight into how his mind works – and always has”.