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:
After a v exciting year I'm triggering Article 50 on my membership of the Mail. More TV/radio, but priority is big new book w @LordAshcroft
— Isabel Oakeshott (@IsabelOakeshott) January 26, 2017
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.