James Forsyth

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Another week, another PR Week story about what Stephen Carter’s new Downing Street team has planned. The frequency with which these stories are appearing is becoming really quite comic—it must be doing wonders for PR Week’s circulation in Westminster but it also seems to prove that the outsiders the Prime Minister has recruited are more interested in getting a good write up in the trade press than working away for Gordon’s greater glory.

But isn’t it all a little too unsubtle? Surely if you’re a new hire from the world of PR, you’d realise that you would instantly cop the blame for any leaks to PR Week?  All of which makes me wonder if there isn’t a chance, just a chance, that this is a false flag operation; the Brownite old guard briefing to PR Week to discredit the new hires who are a threat to their position. 

Written byJames Forsyth

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

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