"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Lobby Reporting Shake-up

Baron Mandelson of Foy in the county of Herefordshire and Hartlepool in the county of Durham; First Secretary of State; Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills; President of the Board of Trade, and Lord President of the Council will soon add another title to his war-chest.

"... In a move that will see yet more power passed to the First Secretary, Lord Mandelson is expected to be increasingly used by Downing Street as the minister put up to “sell” the Government's message to the public ... also make history as the first minister to make weekly televised briefings. They would be broadcast direct through the Downing Street website ... the opening up of Westminster reporting to a wider audience is also a reflection of the changing way the journalism works in the new multi-media age, Downing Street said."
Minister of Public Enlightenment & Propaganda


  1. A truly creepy development.
    Our Euro Gauleiter becomes the official voice of the entire government.

  2. He's already de facto Deputy Leader despite what Harman might think and I hope that seeing more of him on tv/internet will open more people's eyes - he's not exactly popular even now. It will be interesting to see what other changes are going to be made re the lobby journalists.


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