Coffee House Shots

Who authorised Pen Farthing’s animal rescue operation?

16 min listen

Whilst everyone waits for the Sue Gray report, all eyes turn to the next scandal: Pen Farthing’s animal rescue operation out of Afghanistan. It has been revealed that Boris Johnson’s parliamentary private secretary, Trudy Harrison contacted a jet hire company in an attempt to secure a plane to evacuate the pets. The PM has responded to these allegations saying they are ‘total rhubarb’ – but what does that mean?
‘You don’t seem to get the impression that Downing Street feels as if they are under pressure about this’ – Katy Balls

Also on the podcast, is Boris Johnson planning a shake-up of his staff at No.10? And if so, who might go? Martin Reynolds? Dan Rosenfield?
All to be discussed as Isabel Hardman speaks to James Forsyth and Katy Balls.


Want to join the debate?

Only subscribers can comment. Sign up and – in the run-up to the election – you’ll get the next three months for just £3.

Already a subscriber? Log in