Oops…. Brexit talks almost turn physical as EU guards try to stop PM’s aide Tricky following her on red carpet 👊 pic.twitter.com/GXjr8PlHJx
— John Stevens (@johnestevens) November 24, 2017
The Prime Minister’s aide Richard “Tricky” Jackson encounters the Brussels security team. Good to see Number 10 is taking no nonsense from the Eurocrats…
Tory conference finally saw the energy and passion it has been lacking this week courtesy of the InHouse Communications karaoke night. Partygoers witnessed peak Matt Hancock as he took to the stage to sing Happy Birthday to himself, before performing a high octane duet of Don’t Stop Me Now with Therese Coffey (watch above). James Cleverly and Kelly Tolhurst attempted Don’t Go Breaking My Heart before Clevz redeemed himself with a more impressive rendition of Twist and Shout, complete with memorable hip action. Will Quince demonstrated surprising depth as he had the room hand-waving to My Way. Nigel Evans gave us Delilah, David Mundell just about made his way through 500 Miles and a Brexit-backing cross-party trio of Paul Scully, Anne-Marie Trevelyan and Ian Paisley Jnr had the room rocking to Sweet Caroline. Then it was the turn of the Lobby…
Faisal Islam took great pleasure in adapting the lyrics of Don’t Look Back in Anger to belt out “So, Boris can wait” – just the latest MSM smear. Dan Hodges and Glen Owen teamed up with Number 10 Sunday Lobby specialist Kirsty Buchanan to murder Mr Brightside. An emotional David Wooding, one arm raised aloft, sang You’ll Never Walk Alone, the only time he’ll be able to do that in Manchester. The night ended with Number 10’s Richard “Tricky” Jackson nailing You Raise Me Up. Hic…
Chris Grayling’s SpAD Amy Fisher replaces Giles Kenningham as Head of Press at CCHQ.
Long time press office stalwart – and tax justice campaigner – Richard Jackson will be her deputy.
Fisher used to be at Policy Exchange before spinning for Caroline Spelman (remember her?) at DEFRA.
She escapes the Grayling graveyard of Office of Leader of the House.