With the Government apparently in freefall, it would seem that Labour special advisers are increasingly looking to jump in to public affairs before they are pushed. My story in tomorrow’s edition of PRWeek has the details.
The question is: does anyone in public affairs want to sign up a Labour adviser right now?
Clearly, some advisers will be more in demand than others. Interestingly, senior lobbyists seem most wary of the tight-knit group of aides around the PM. ‘Most of the machine politician types that surround Gordon Brown will struggle to get any job outside the Labour party or a trade union,’ one boss of a respected agency told me.
Perhaps one person to struggle will be the special adviser in Team Brown who last year got the wrong end of the stick about a political story and fired off a rather menacing email in this direction. We’ll soon find out…