Will Stephen Carter lift the lid on Downing Street turf wars?

So, communications minister Stephen Carter plans to make a ‘low-key exit’ over the summer recess. The news has left many in Downing Street wondering whether Carter will now speak out about his torrid ten months as Brown’s chief strategist.

Carter was installed in Brown Central in January 2008. After a few months, he was said to be ‘spitting bile’ about the way he was being treated by Damian McBride et al.

According to one Downing Street source today: ‘The fear is that he’ll [now] take the opportunity to get his side of the story across.’

More on this at prweek.com. If Carter does dare to speak out, he won’t be the first Downing Street insider to lift the lid on Brown’s spin operation. In April, the Sunday Times obtained a range of fascinating nuggets about life at Brown Central from a mystery whistleblower


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