Not What You Know

The appointment of Robert Chote to the OBR is widely regarded as a clever move. One way to silence a powerful critic. But should it have been quite so unexpected? Especially with Osborne’s whizz kid Chief of Staff Rupert Harrison around. Old Etonian Harrison has given Chote  a very big job.

Could it have anything to do with the very big job Chote gave him at the IFS when he was fresh out of Oxford in 2002…




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John McDonnell tells the Gallery/Lobby lunch what the priest told him to do…

‘He persuaded me to do this. He said you need to soften your image. So do Mumsnet and do this…. I’m trying to soften my image.’

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