Tamzin Lightwater

Diary of a Notting Hill nobody | 13 February 2010

Tamzin Lightwater's unique take on the week


Hooray! Have been promoted. Am being given super-powerful new role heading up our Twitter Monitoring Unit! Obviously, because I am no longer able to do policy work, Wonky Tom will take over responsibility for all that boring stuff. So excited. Have a list of the most troublesome Tweeters, most of them called Nadine. There are about ten of her, all v convincing. The one where she blames the Speaker, the BBC and the Pentagon for colluding in an international conspiracy to vandalise her garden furniture is the most authentic. Only slightly disappointing thing is that Poppy has been made Chief Blog Monitor. This could be seen as a bigger promotion than mine as she gets to censor — I mean look after — people like Mr Redwood and his non-stop ravings about how we need to make immediate spending cuts.


Am confused. Poppy has been telling people our promotions aren’t promotions at all. She’s calling them ‘sideways demotions’. She claims all the girls are being ‘sidelined’. Nigel says she’s hysterical and spreading panic. Polly, Jenny, Janie and Ellie are all in tears. ‘How could Dave do this to us?!’ etc. Janie says she was trying to open the car door for Dave this morning when a tall guy appeared from nowhere and said ‘That’s my job!’ Jenny claims she overheard Jed telling Gary it’s all part of Operation Get-A-Grip. ‘No more girls on the frontline, it’s too risky!’ Don’t have time to think about it now. I’ve just caught Mr Vaizey Twittering about the licence fee. Gary’s special equipment is coming in v handy when it comes to shutting down rogue posts.


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