James Forsyth

On a spin and a prayer

On a spin and a prayer
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Today’s papers contain two stories that will make you laugh. First, there’s the news that Damain McBride is on a shortlist of three for the job of "Business and Community Manager" at his old school, Finchley Catholic High School. The Sunday Telegraph reports that the salary for the post is £22,000 a year. The fact that this news is coming out now suggests that McBride and Downing Street are rattled by all the Westminster chatter that McBride is still offering advice to Brown and his allies. As soon as McBride has a new job, it will be much easier to deny that charge.

Then, there is the Sunday Telegraph’s story that the Prime Minister is going to appear on Songs of Praise to talk about, yes you guessed it, courage. The interview is, apparently, part of a fightback strategy to “reconnect the Prime Minister with Middle Britain”.   

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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