The Son of Brown Promotes The Voice of Brown

Labour’s loved-up golden child, Chuka Umunna, proudly announced his minimal promotion via Twitter earlier. He’s going to join the Shadow Business team, but Guido was more intrigued by who Miliband chose to replace him as his bag-carrying  Parliamentary Private Secretary. Michael Dugher may be a member of the new intake, but he’s hardly new to the scene…

From starting out as a lobbyist, he worked his way through various government departments until he ended up in Brown’s bunker. Dugher was the Prime Mentalist’s chief political spokesman. He was there in all those dark days alongside the two Eds, working out how to spin disaster after disaster. So much for the “new generation”.

UPDATE: Danny Finkelstein observes that this is less of a promotion for Chuka and more of a shoring up of his private office with someone who has experience defending a beleagured bunker from a restless PLP. Here is what Brillo thought of the golden child:




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