The stories that won’t make headlines in George Osborne’s Evening Standard : The Guardian

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Homelessness, food banks, child poverty, knife crime … How can the Standard report on the problems facing London when they are rooted in decisions taken by its new editor?

Recently, MPs getting to work early have had to step around sleeping bodies in the underground tunnel that leads from Westminster tube station to the House of Commons staff entrance, forcing them to reflect on London’s rocketing homelessness problem. At street level outside the station, there are often several people sleeping by the stall where copies of the Evening Standard are handed out. The former chancellor George Osborne can scarcely have failed to notice the phenomenon as he made his way in to work.

Is it an issue that will make front page news on the Standard any time soon? Given that homelessness charities believe responsibility for the growing numbers of rough sleepers in the capital (where rough sleeping has…

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