How the sultans of spin have turned into whirling dervishes
Jonathan Haslam, John Major’s press secretary, is not leaving the
Government Information Service because of a row with a junior minister
about the contents of a press notice. If my ex-colleagues went every
time they stopped the likes of Education Minister Stephen Byers trying
to rubbish his predecessors in a Government press notice, Whitehall
would be a game of musical chairs.