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4 December 2011

The real George Osborne’s Granita moment

"They must be talking about a different Chancellor."

By Jon Bernstein

Last month I blogged about an innovative campaign designed to raise awareness of the damaging effects of food speculation ahead of a European Union vote in 2012. It takes the form of a mockumentary following “The Real George Osborne“.

The spoof — created on behalf of anti-poverty campaigners, the World Development Movement — runs as 14 mini episodes. It’s currently at episode nine (below) but you can catch up here. It’s worth a watch.


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So far around 20,000 people have viewed the videos on YouTube and almost 1,800 have emailed the Chancellor’s office from the site.

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The people who made the series, Hoot Comedy, have sent me a preview clip of episode 10 (“My Pret A Manger Moment”) which features Will Smith from The Thick of It as George’s friend Nat. It’s billed as Osborne’s Granita moment…