In a surprise result George Osborne has been voted UK Chancellor of the Exchequer of the year by GQ magazine.
Mr Osborne who is married to the feisty Sharon and self-styles himself "The Prince Of Drakness", came from absolutely nowhere and beat no competition whatsoever to win the less than coveted gong; surprising many city analysts in the process. A senior figure in HSBC commented, "When they announced the recipient I was astonished. Who the hell is Osborne? Didn't he once bite the head off a bat or something? I thought it was still Ken Clarke. He's the Tories money fella is he not? Or if not him it's the one who was shagging Edwina Currie that time."
GQ's Editor was left to explain the controversial decision to the room full of the great, the good and Keith Richards. "In the end it was a no-brainer really. Sort of Hobson's choice if you will."
Meanwhile a furious Hobson issued the following statement through his solicitor.
"My Client, Hobson, wishes to categorically deny that he had any part whatsoever in choosing George Osborne as UK Chancellor of the Exchequer of the year; and further wishes to assert that if he had been asked to choose, and here he is at pains to reiterate that he was not, then he certainly would not have chosen a berk like that. A rich boy Hooray Henry who looks like Piers Morgan would get his vote for nothing. Not one single thing! Nada! Zippo! Zilch! Nix! Got it? Good!"