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Isabel Oakeshott exits the Mail

Isabel Oakeshott exits the Mail
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After Isabel Oakeshott co-authored Call Me Dave with Lord Ashcroft, the former Sunday Times political editor became the scourge of the Cameroons thanks to a story involving the former prime minister and a pig. However, despite this, she made a return to Fleet Street as the Daily Mail's political editor-at-large.

A year on (and after months of speculation) Oakeshott is on manoeuvres. The paper's political editor-at-large -- from Westminster to Ascot -- is departing the Mail to focus on her book writing:

https://twitter.com/IsabelOakeshott/status/824564786444824578

While the new project is expected to cast a light on defence spending, the fact Oakeshott and Ashcroft are back in action will no doubt have Westminster politicos on red alert.

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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