James Forsyth

A day of gaffes

A day of gaffes
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You really couldn’t make this up: it wasn’t Michael Moore’s PPS who was on the World at One resigning but someone impersonating him. The actual PPS, Michael Crockart, is still trying to make up his mind. I suggest that he doesn’t try and call in to a radio show to announce his decision. (Who would have thought we have lived to see the day when Lib Dem PPSs have impersonators?)


One has to feel sorry for Radio 4 today. It had the whole Jeremy Hunt business this morning on the Today Programme and Start the Week, and now it’s other flagship news programme has been very publicly duped.


The Jeremy Hunt gaffe, though, is catching. People keep unintentionally calling the Culture Secretary that word. What a nightmare it will be for the next person who has to interview him live.