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Mon Jan 11, 2021, 03:50 AM

Plug gets pulled on Allegra Stratton's 'West Wing' briefings

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Reply Plug gets pulled on Allegra Stratton's 'West Wing' briefings (Original post)
LessAspin Jan 2021 OP
Denzil_DC Jan 2021 #1

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Mon Jan 11, 2021, 11:33 AM

1. How about including a few paras for context

so that we don't have to give the disgusting Daily Mail clicks?


Today was supposed to be the day on which political history would be made with the debut of the Government's first 'West Wing-style' Press secretary.

The appointment of Allegra Stratton, an experienced print and broadcast journalist, as the face and voice of No 10 who would front weeknight TV briefings to a live audience of political reporters, made headlines when it was announced last year.
But over the past week, Downing Street took fright and has now postponed the launch until at least the end of the national lockdown.

It was felt that, at a time of crisis, it should be the PM and senior ministers, alongside government doctors and scientists, who address the public and take questions from journalists via video links.


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