One such example is the MP for Brentwood and Ongar, Eric Pickles, who has been spamming Diary's inbox like a spotty Estonian ne'er-do-well. Last Sunday, as others tucked into their roast dinner, Pickles' PR company, The Target Group, was sending regular updates of his work:
5:21pm: Pickles briefed on problems of raising the school-leaving age.
5:23pm: Pickles asks the Learning and Skills Council why there is no cash left for students.
5:25pm: Pickles asks 'are there too many exams for students?'.
The releases did contain different embargo dates, but Diary got very bored with them and can't wait for the one reading:
11:24pm: Pickles stops working and goes to bed.