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Allegra Stratton - New PM Press Secretary

(October 2020)

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NE
News96
Easter! (aka Early April!) is my guess.
MD
mdtauk
No one could ever match CJ Cregg


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(and yes that is the actress who played her, appearing in the actual WH press room)

Last edited by mdtauk on 12 October 2020 6:20am

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DV
DVB Cornwall
This is interesting .....





moreso in the context of Alastair Stewart's comments on Twitter in context.
PA
Parker
Sounds hype, anyone who come across Allegro knows she an be, er.... Dramatic. Lets just say Private Eye has previously called her out as having hissy fits when working on Newsnight. This from this weeks publication.
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OM
Omnipresent
The televised briefings will start on Monday 11 January and will be three times weekly:



UT
UTVLifer
The televised briefings will start on Monday 11 January and will be three times weekly:




I don't know how I'm supposed to feel about these briefings as it was said in the summer that No.10 are modelling them on the White House briefings which when Trump's presented have been car crash TV and his latest press secretary has been a lie dispenser
BR
Brekkie
Has the government also hired Screeny?
JO
Jonwo
I imagine they'll air BBC News Channel and Sky News only as well as online. Can't imagine BBC One or BBC Two giving up an hour or more to it unless it's important.
Alfie Mulcahy and UTVLifer gave kudos
BR
Brekkie
Although if they're early enough in the morning they'll be on BBC2 anyway.

I think they will be shown initially but the novelty will soon wear off and they'll hopefully end up just being reported on afterwards rather than filling airtime for the sake of it.
BG
Big-G
I can see these briefings being shown on BBC 2. With a new political programme wrapped round the briefing, to discuss and de-brief what was actually said. It would probably fill up an hour of the daytime schedule three times a week.
MD
mdtauk
Just as Politics Live on Wednesdays is couched around PMQs, you could imagine these Press Briefings being wrapped into it.

Will this mean the Press sent away from the Lobby, or will they still be allowed to have their unofficial chats and interviews from there?
DV
DVB Cornwall
This will be messy as the LotO will need equal opportunity to present either in person (or proxy) their policy and reaction. The other parties will need time too, moreso in the Devolved administration areas.

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