'Cabinet ministers have traditionally had two special advisers with another 25 in Downing Street. But Mr Maude is said to be thinking of giving ministers one each, supplemented by a separate pool of advisers, who would be based at No 10.
Only advisers from the central pool would be authorised to speak to the media, “spinning” policy proposals and giving David Cameron control over the message going out to voters.'
If this did happen, it would give Downing Street unprecedented levels of control. I would expect certain members of the Shadow Cabinet to bristle at this development.