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Government to hold daily UK televised press briefings

Following on from the "success" of the COVID-19 briefings...

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Worzel Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
I think we can say for certain that Gavin Esler and Anna Soubry are out of the running. Laughing

Joey Jones is a good shout as already mentioned. You could also throw Juliette Foster into the mix. I think she'd be excellent. She also runs a communications company.
Last edited by Worzel on 6 July 2020 8:13pm
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News96 Look North (Yorkshire)
And why is Fiona Bruce on that list since she's already got Question Time.
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UBox Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
And why is Fiona Bruce on that list since she's already got Question Time.

Because they're bookies. They make money from people betting on things that aren't going to happen.
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tightrope78 UTV Newsline
Stranger things do happen. Well known reporters have left the BBC and other broadcasters before for seemingly thankless PR type jobs. Martin Sixsmith worked for the Blair government whilst Michael Cole and Laurie Mayer both worked for Mohamed Fayed.
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The one I always remember is Dickie Arbiter, who was on LBC for a few years before becoming the Queen's spokesman.
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Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Stranger things do happen. Well known reporters have left the BBC and other broadcasters before for seemingly thankless PR type jobs. Martin Sixsmith worked for the Blair government whilst Michael Cole and Laurie Mayer both worked for Mohamed Fayed.


Clarence Mitchell, formerly of the BBC, left to go and (ultimately) be the official spokesperson for the parents of Madeline McCann, but he was actually employed by the Foreign Office (he had left the BBC to go and work for the then Labour government) to handle the media such was the interest in the case. Still gets wheeled out on occasion whenever any "news" comes out with regards to this. Not entirely sure what else he does, think he works for a PR company now?
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all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I suppose it could be a job for Esther McVey if she loses her seat. Again.
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JamesLaverty1925 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Stranger things do happen. Well known reporters have left the BBC and other broadcasters before for seemingly thankless PR type jobs. Martin Sixsmith worked for the Blair government whilst Michael Cole and Laurie Mayer both worked for Mohamed Fayed.


Clarence Mitchell, formerly of the BBC, left to go and (ultimately) be the official spokesperson for the parents of Madeline McCann, but he was actually employed by the Foreign Office (he had left the BBC to go and work for the then Labour government) to handle the media such was the interest in the case. Still gets wheeled out on occasion whenever any "news" comes out with regards to this. Not entirely sure what else he does, think he works for a PR company now?


He unsuccessfully stood to be an MP for the Tories in 2015 in Brighton Pavillion
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AlexS Central (East) Midlands Today
Stranger things do happen. Well known reporters have left the BBC and other broadcasters before for seemingly thankless PR type jobs. Martin Sixsmith worked for the Blair government whilst Michael Cole and Laurie Mayer both worked for Mohamed Fayed.


Clarence Mitchell, formerly of the BBC, left to go and (ultimately) be the official spokesperson for the parents of Madeline McCann, but he was actually employed by the Foreign Office (he had left the BBC to go and work for the then Labour government) to handle the media such was the interest in the case. Still gets wheeled out on occasion whenever any "news" comes out with regards to this. Not entirely sure what else he does, think he works for a PR company now?


He unsuccessfully stood to be an MP for the Tories in 2015 in Brighton Pavillion

In which case sounds like he could well be a candidate for this job...
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Stranger things do happen. Well known reporters have left the BBC and other broadcasters before for seemingly thankless PR type jobs. Martin Sixsmith worked for the Blair government whilst Michael Cole and Laurie Mayer both worked for Mohamed Fayed.


Robert Nesbit, formally Sky and BBC News, now PR for the Rail Operators Association. As I said up thread there's an overlap between journalism, politics, and PR
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BFGArmy Channel Channel Islands
Michael Cole and Laurie Mayer both worked for Mohamed Fayed.


I’m presuming that’s not the “vintage” wrestling commentator (who was actually a war journalist at one stage).?
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Michael Cole and Laurie Mayer both worked for Mohamed Fayed.


I’m presuming that’s not the “vintage” wrestling commentator (who was actually a war journalist at one stage).?


Ha, no, this chap (Who was also a war correspondent)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Cole_(public_relations)

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