August 2nd, 2012

Mail Hack Joins Boris’ Ex-Spin Team

The Mail’s Kirsty Walker is leaving the Lobby to become associate director at the spinshop best known for Boris’ 2008 mayoral election campaign. Fleet Street’s first ever drugs correspondent is quitting the Mail after 12 years to take up the post at InHouse Communications. She tweets that she’s “ready for a new challenge”. Apparently her new job will require her to be well-versed in crisis management. No one mention injunctions…


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  1. 1
    Poker Bum says:

    Good luck, whoever you are. Having left The Mail, you’ve just shot up in my estimation.

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  2. 3
    Sergeant Pepper says:

    Does she do drugs?

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  3. 5
    gravedigger says:

    Fucking quiet, isn’t it? Where are all the girls today?

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  4. 6
    Goblin Porridge says:

    Boris’s: the possessive form is Boris’s.

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Gyles Brandreth writes in his memoirs:

“Sunday, May 10, 1998

Early start: appearing on Breakfast With Frost, to be broadcast from 11 Downing Street. The Chancellor [Gordon Brown] is grouchily amiable, but so earnest — and still biting his fingernails to the quick.

After the show, he took us upstairs to his flat. He lives above No 10, while Blair and family are in the No 11 duplex, which is bigger and more like a proper house.

I was intrigued that, when he took us into his bedroom, the Chancellor rather ostentatiously opened the built-in wardrobes, as if he wanted us to see the women’s frocks that were hanging in there.

They looked quite large, but I don’t think they belong to Gordon. I assume they belong to his girlfriend [Sarah Macaulay, who he later married].

I presume he was keen for us to know that he has one — and that she’s not a ‘beard’. I don’t think he does anything without calculation.”



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