UKIP Spin Shuffle: Farage Gets New Comms Chief

Changes behind the scenes in Nigel Farage’s top team: his no nonsense head of media Michael Heaver is departing to set up a new media venture and make the case for UKIP on TV. He will be replaced by up-and-comer Dan Jukes, who previously worked on the digital side of things. It’s a busy job – Nigel’s comms chief has to field media bids around the clock. Often while at lunch. Herman Kelly in Brussels is still doing international media. Guido fact: Jukes and Heaver call themselves “the Brylcreem Boys” due to their metropolitan penchant for male grooming…




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