George Osborne is trying to be the "voice of moderation" on Brexit because he thinks Jeremy Corbyn isn't up to the job.
That's the view of journalist Polly Toynbee, who was discussing Osborne's appointment as editor of the London Evening Standard on Sam Delaney's talkRADIO show.
Toynbee told Sam: "There really needs to be a voice of moderation [on Brexit] and I think he thinks he can provide it.
“I think that’s his aim, to rally around not necessarily remainers but people who want a soft Brexit. [But] the idea of everybody rallying around George Osborne gives me absolute creeps."
She also said of Mr Corbyn: “His problem is he is just utterly inept, he never seizes the right issue on the right day he has no kind of sharpness to him. It’s time to go back to his allotment, a lot of [his MPs] think."
Listen to the full interview above