If you’re up for a laugh...
Goodness me, some ridiculous names in there... Andrew Neil at 20/1? The man who Boris refused to let interview him at any cost 6 months ago?? And Fiona Bruce??! One of the BBC's top earners, how is the No 10 press office going to match her salary??! The bookies are having a laugh on this one.
I would imagine the only people that would be interested in such a job are those who have been sidelined (or are about to be made redundant) by their current employer or are coming towards the end of their careers. The downing street job will come with very little job security especially beyond the next election and whoever takes it will make themselves basically unemployable within the broadcast media which relies heavily on the perception of impartiality, which makes it a bad idea for anyone who has long term prospects with their current employer. Clearly if the person is facing having no job anything is better than nothing and someone who is due to retire in the not to distant future may well be interested in trying something different for the latter part of their career without the need to protect their future options. I suppose the job may also suit somebody who would like to become a tory politician in the future as there is a reasonable chance that someone who successfully does the role for a few years would be nominated for the lords as part of the PMs resignation list.
Every man has his price, as they say.
There is a crossover between journalism, public relations, and politics as professions, so we could be in for a surprise. Quite honestly, with what's been happening over the last 5 years, anything is possible!