How to Lose Friends and Alienate People II

Guido did mention last week that the gentlemen of the Lobby are as thin-skinned and status conscious as a gaggle of gay hairdressers on a night out, and that Craig Oliver will need to up his game. It seems Craig takes the opposite view. He is treating them mean to keep ’em keen.

At the Conservative’s Spring Forum in Cardiff yesterday Coulson’s successor arranged to meet a group of political editors in a hotel on one side of Cardiff and then went to another hotel to meet a different group of political editors. Guido admires the casual contempt implicit in his handling of the jumped up copy takers…




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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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