Sky News Political Editor Runners and Riders

The race is on for one of the best jobs in SW1, so as ever Guido gives you the runners and riders to replace Adam Boulton:

  • Nick Watt Said to be a favourite, Watt is strong on TV and has built a decent broadcast reputation on the Sunday Politics. Bit Guardian-y though.
  • George Parker –  FT pol ed Parker likes to think he invented the whole political journalist turned pundit and paper reviewer thing.
  • Nick Robinson – Mischievously tipped for a move across from the BBC to Sky News, Robbo is said to want to become a Beeb “institution” instead. Fancies himself as the next John Sargeant.
  • Laura Kuenssberg – Guido’s favourite presenter, the ITV News business editor is heading back to the BBC to be Newsnight’s chief correspondent. Is rumoured to have turned down the possibility of a last minute change of mind.
  • Tom Newton Dunn – The Sun’s political editor is a good bet to make the move to broadcast at some point, being strong on telly.
  • Joey Jones – Will surely do the job one day, though his bosses are said to be looking for someone “more exotic” to replace Boulton.
  • Cathy Newman – Channel 4’s Cathy from Dulwich is persistent, as Nick Clegg has found out. But would she want to stand outside Downing Street at 10pm every night?

It’s wide open…



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Quote of the Day

Former Miliband guru Arnie Graf reveals Labour’s disconnect with the working class:

“On one of my trips to the U.K. in the autumn of 2013, I bumped into one of Ed’s strategists in Portcullis House. He asked me if I was assisting the staff on Ed’s trip that was to take place in a few days to one of the regions. I told him that I did not have knowledge of his planned trip.

He told me that Ed was going to give a talk at the region’s annual fund raising dinner and that prior to the dinner he had invited the media to join him at a local coffee shop to listen to a conversation he planned to have with a minimum wage worker. The point of the conversation was to show how difficult it was for a minimum wage worker to get on in life.

There was only one problem. No one had been able to locate a minimum wage worker for Ed to talk with.”

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