ANOTHER special advisor quits ‘strong and stable’ Tory government

As the spads walk out, Theresa May is missing (presumed hiding) – and the Tory election is turning into a zombie campaign.

“Strong and stable”? At this rate, there’ll be nobody left on the Tory side by the time the general election takes place!

After the departures of Theresa May’s director of communications, Kate Perrior, and the Prime Minister’s press secretary, Lizzie Louden, it seems the latest person to join the exodus is Philip Hammond’s spad, Hayden Allen.

The first This Writer heard of it was this:

Confirmation soon followed…

After the Financial Times reported that the first two departures were among a number of staff in Downing Street who were “uneasy with her (Theresa May’s) tightly controlled management style”, should we perhaps doubt the sincerity of Hayden Allen’s statement?

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9 thoughts on “ANOTHER special advisor quits ‘strong and stable’ Tory government

  1. Rose

    I seem to remember articles on this site criticising SPADs. To be honest, considering what we had under Cameron, e.g., the Big Society nonsense (Steve Hilton), Universal Credit disaster (Centre for Social Justice) etc., any break with the past is good and the fewer SPADs whispering into the ear of lawmakers as possible a darn good thing. I doubt that these people are leaving because May and Hammond are planning further welfare cuts or similar – more likely the opposite given their past form.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      May and Hammond ARE planning further benefit cuts – of course. They’re also planning to increase taxes on the poor.
      Sure, the fewer spads around, the better, but the point is that they are running away from the Conservatives at a time when the Tories are supposed to be very strong.
      The message is clear: “The Tories AREN’T strong; you are being spoonfed lies; you need to vote Labour.”

  2. Dez

    Sinking ship syndrome or maybe just shere frustration in not being told anything when Muvver T had a wobbly in all that holiday fresh air. The more leaving the merrier.

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