As the Queen’s former press secretary and ex-PR chief at Vodafone, one would expect that Simon Lewis has reached the stage in his career where he gets a plush office all to himself.
Not so in Gordon Brown’s Number Ten. According to Ben Brogan, the PM’s new official spokesman is to be holed up in a crappy sounding room which lacks natural light and doesn’t even have a door.
Instead it has a curtain.
And the reason for this? Why can’t he have the office currently occupied by departing Downing Street comms director Mike Ellam? According to Brogan, Gordon has bagged that one for himself. Outrageous!