Well, he wasn’t on Guido’s runners and riders list. Daily Mail deputy political editor John Stevens has announced he’s the new Mirror political editor, replacing Pippa Crerar who is shortly to depart for The Guardian. He starts this Autumn.
Some news...— John Stevens (@johnestevens) July 13, 2022
I'm thrilled to announce I've been appointed Political Editor of the Daily Mirror, following in the footsteps of the legend @PippaCrerar
I cannot wait to join the Mirror's brilliant Westminster team this autumn, working with @MirrorAlison and @JBeattieMirror
Congratulations John, though Guido might give doing a Mail deputy pol ed runners and riders a miss…
Tonight’s debate at the Institute of Economic Affairs (above) is an example of the civil war on the right – two IEA wonks Ryan Bourne and Diego Zuluaga are on opposite sides of the argument, Douglas Carswell and former Tory MEP John Stevens are bolstering the wonks. Such is the demand that they have already had to turn 200 ticket applicants away…
UPDATE: You can rewind the live stream to watch the debate.