Allegra to Go On the Record

Allegra to Go On the Record

Yet more changes for the Lobby were announced today ahead of televised briefings beginning in the new year. Allegra Stratton, who gave a joint briefing with No. 10’s new Head of Press Jamie Davies following today’s PMQs, announced that she will speak to hacks on the record, changing the tradition of lobby briefings coming from an anonymous Downing Street spokesman. Though as readers will remember from the start of the year, Slack had no issue with being named in reports… 

In another sign of the end to the previous regime’s attitude to the Lobby, Stratton told the gathered journos “The media has had a very good and powerful role during the pandemic so far”. Polling would beg to differ…

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