Coulson Confirmed as Director of Communications

Olly Grender will be disappointed…

Going to Downing Street as far as Guido knows are Henry Macrory, Gabby Bertin and Michael Salter.

Ramesh Chabra goes with Osborne to the Treasury, Sue Beeby goes to DCMS.

Expect ministers to take only chiefs-of-staff and policy wonks to their ministries, three dozen staffers at most out of 148 CCHQ staffers.

The rest of CCHQ’s spin team are still kicking their heals at Millbank and considering their offers from lobbyists…




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Trevor Kavanagh’s analysis of the Brexit process…

“Thanks to Mrs May and her useless Chancellor Phil Hammond, this will not come without pain. But we escape with imagination and true British grit or we will be boiled alive.

It means on this centenary Remembrance of our struggle against tyranny, we risk ceding non-military victory in Europe to the undemocratic forces of an unaccountable totalitarian regime.”

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