Spin Spin Spin Spin Spin

Ruth Kelly and the P.E. teaching pervs went off the front pages yesterday, on went the “LEO KIDNAP PLAN”. Downing Street’s spin machine returning to top form with a genius move worthy of Alastair Campbell in his heydey. The Sun front paged it, all the other papers ran with it.

A “clever wheeze” according to Adam Boulton. The rest of the Lobby, cynical as they are, asked the PMOS about the contact Downing Street had with The Sun before the story was placed. The PMOS repeated the formulaic response “We never comment on security matters”. Except to Rebekah Wade when we are desperate to bury bad news.




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Quote of the Day

Philip Hammond uses a trip to Berlin to mock the Foreign Secretary:

“A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece. Wise words with some applicability to the Brexit negotiations although I try to discourage talk of “cake” amongst my colleagues.”

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