Friday, June 01, 2007

Top Spin

The problem with committing things to print or even a blog is that, as often as not events occur to prove you wrong. In this week's Spectator, which hit the shops yesterday Fraser Nelson in his column wrote about David Cameron's search for a spin doctor, or more correctly the director of communications for the Conservative Party. Nelson says that Dave wants to run his office without kowtowing to Fleet Street. Nevertheless he says the Tory's are still looking for a "high fling media figure." He goes onto say, "those approached have so far refused which tells you something about Mr Cameron's current share price and the reluctance of senior journalists to stake their careers on electoral success."

Iain Dale broke the story yesterday on line that David Cameron has hired Andy Coulson the former editor of the News of the World, who resigned over the royal phone-tapping scandal. Of course where Fraser was quite correct is the fact that Mr Coulson had not currently got a career and of course there's the small matter of the reported £400,000 salary that he is to get. It will be interesting to see if he's to be the new Alistair Campbel in the way he performsl.


Ellee said...

I must check out this article in my copy of The Spectator. Its editor is all in favour of Cameron's new head of Comms from the NoW.

Richard Havers said...

I'm not a M d'A fans. I cancelled by sub and just buy it when I go to London as a train read these days.