Matthew Dancona

Cherie’s parting shot

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Cherie just turned to the media in Downing Street and said: “Bye! I don’t think we’ll miss you!” Minutes before, John Prescott was on College Green telling Jon Sopel that he had never been happy about the Government’s relationship with the Murdoch press. No more pretence now, no more spin. The theatre company that ran the country for a decade leaves the stage, falls out of character, and at last speaks without restraint.