Lobby Demand Revamped No.10 Press Briefings

With Steve Field leaving his post as the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman now is as good a time as any to shake things up at No.10. Guido has long campaigned for reform of the Lobby, and there was some intriguing movement today as political hacks called for Downing Street press briefings to be revamped. Lobby members slammed Field for refusing to answer questions, highlighting his infamous “I don’t do politics” line and also calling for the briefings to be held on camera. Guido has been saying that for years…

So far No.10 has yet to decide on who will replace Field, with the Treasury’s head of press Jean-Christophe Gray hotly tipped to take over. Watch this space…




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Jo Swinson on Chris Rennard…

“Vince — and Tim before him — have repeatedly, publicly said Rennard is not welcome anywhere near their frontbench team, even as an adviser. I remain deeply frustrated that he was not expelled from the party through its disciplinary process. It just feels wrong, and I do not want Lord Rennard to continue as a member of the party. As far as I am concerned, he is not welcome.”

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