oris Johnson has drawn much flak for the “media room” he has installed, expensively, at No 9 Downing Street, especially now he has given up on the reason for its existence: his plan for White-House style daily briefings.
Allegra Stratton, the former television journalist and media adviser appointed as spokesperson, has been shunted off to front the UK’s big end-of-year event, the climate crisis summit, Cop26. Will she stay the course?
Now, I am happy to join the chorus of those denouncing the “media room” on aesthetic grounds. That strange brand of “royal” blue seems crass. If the backdrop had to be blue (like the new Brexit Britain passports), maybe navy, or the light, Cambridge, blue would have been preferable; the lecterns are somehow not quite right. If only it had more style.
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