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Shaun Linden
Who controls what isn't an issue as they aren't going to cut the feed if things get tough. I'm sure there's been many times they've wanted to cut the line from journalists at the coronavirus briefings over the year.
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Steve in Pudsey
Wonder if that £2.6m includes a remote slide changer for Chris Whitty?
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Snutkins
Or we will hear next slide please Very Happy
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Steve in Pudsey
That was kind of the point I was getting at Smile
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Universal_r
New briefing room will be used from next week.


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News96
Which means the New Briefing Room being seen on TV screens for the first time will the last major event before TV Forum closes for the last time next Wednesday.
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Andrew Founding member
That’s a surprise, I assumed the new briefing room would come into use after the pandemic ends
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Inspector Sands
That’s a surprise, I assumed the new briefing room would come into use after the pandemic ends

Why build it and have it sitting unused for months? Besides once all the covid stuff ends a lot less people are going to be watching briefings from there
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DTV
For those interested in the general geography of the complex, I've pieced this together from some early C20 floorplans. A lot of the general floorplan will be different today as both buildings were heavily rebuilt during the 1960s, but the large rooms have largely stayed the same. The current briefing room (No10's State Dining Room) is marked in yellow and the new briefing room (the former Privy Council chamber) is marked in red. Quite the long internal walk from No10!

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RDJ
It’s getting its first outing tonight at 5pm in the latest briefing.

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