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Guto Harri hails ‘exceptional prime minister’ as Boris Johnson steps down

06 Sep 2022 2 minute read
Boris Johnson and Guto Harri

Boris Johnson’s top spin doctor accused the Tory party of having a “collective appetite for self-harm” as he left No 10.

Guto Harri, who was the prime minister’s director of communications, said his time with Mr Johnson in Downing Street was “far too brief”.

Mr Harri was called in following the partygate scandal in February and said the job was “relentless”.

In a post on LinkedIn he said: “Desk cleared, passes and IT returned, friends embraced, colleagues thanked. My time at No 10 is over.

“It was never likely to be long, and for someone who studied, reported and got a taste for doing politics, it was far too brief.

“I saw an exceptional prime minister put in a massive shift, but the die – tragically – was cast.

“Seven months on the front line, was relentless, exhausting, a huge challenge intellectually, emotionally and even physically.”

“At times, not least when the Conservative party showed its collective appetite for self-harm, it was brutal.

“But it was also exhilarating, deeply fulfilling and an enormous privilege.”

He offered his best wishes to Mr Johnson’s successor Liz Truss: “She also appreciates that there are huge challenges ahead … so to put it bluntly we all need her to succeed.”


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Y Cymro
Y Cymro
28 days ago

And the fool of the week goes to? No, not Boris Johnson silly. He’s a certified moron. It’s Guto “I want to be English so bad” Harri. Has something been placed into our drinking water, say a genetically modified fluoride, that lowers intellect? If not, why are so many celebrating one of the worse corrupt prime ministers in history?

Peter Cuthbert
Peter Cuthbert
28 days ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

I suspect that it is the money. Once they get more than a certan level it corrupts their brains and they start to worship it. Lavish Liz is just the latest but perhaps the most blatant example of the more they get the more they think Ayn Rand was clever.

hdavies15
hdavies15
28 days ago
Reply to  Peter Cuthbert

If ever in doubt follow the money. Guto has had several sips from the well of greed and he’s hooked. Sad really as he’s essentially a bright bloke who’s got sucked down the drain.

David
David
28 days ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

Y gân gan Huw Jones “Dwi Isho Bod Yn Sais” 1973.

Kerry Davies
Kerry Davies
28 days ago

Fair dues to Johnson he was indeed exceptional in so many ways. His body odour alone was uniquely reminiscent of pork left in the sun for too long but his lies, his infidelities, his greed and his stupidity are unparalleled in politics.

Robert Griffiths
Robert Griffiths
28 days ago

I agree with Guto, Boris got all the big decisions right.

Kenneth Vivian
Kenneth Vivian
26 days ago

So called big decisions were presented on a plate to the “not complete clown” n ow eulogised by Git guto

Dewi
Dewi
28 days ago

Please S4C don’t give him a programme !

Last edited 28 days ago by Dewi

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