The Sunday Times reports that the PM has hired a new strategic director, Stephen Carter. Carter has flooded Number 10 with special advisers, PR consultants and business professionals who don’t even have membership cards. This has, obviously, insenced many of the ‘old guard’ of Brownite loyalists.
The in-fighting this is causing makes us look, out-of-touch and irrelevant – it’s embarrassing. It’s pointless trying to blame individuals. Professional disputes need to stay behind the closed doors of the office, press-leaks and such make it look like people are positioning themselves for promotion. Hopefully, the staffers responsible will be ‘grown-up’ enough to unite behind a common message, for the common good and get on with the job, such insolence will not be easily forgiven by the electorate who have the Tories have witnessed have a very long-term memory.