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Robert Peston’s new job ruffles feathers at the BBC

Earlier this week Mr S reported how Robert Peston’s appointment as ITV’s new political editor had led his former BBC colleagues to place a sign outside their press room at Tory conference making it clear that he was no longer welcome.

Now, in a further sign that his new job has not gone down well with his former colleagues, the BBC’s deputy political editor James Landale has posted a cryptic tweet directed at those journalists who have not been promoted in recent months.

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