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Welsh broadcaster Guto Harri back working as Boris Johnson’s spin doctor

05 Feb 2022 2 minutes Read
Boris Johnson at last year’s Tory Party Conference. Guto Harri. Photo GB News

Guto Harri is back working for Boris Johnson as a spin doctor, it has been reported.

According to Tim Shipman, of The Sunday Times, the Welsh broadcaster and journalist, has been appointed the No10 Director of Communications.

The move to appoint Y Byd yn ei Le presenter Harri, who was Johnson’s PR chief during his tenure as Mayor of London, comes following the resignation of Jack Doyle last week.

In a post on Twitter, Tim Shipman said: “Johnson putting the old gang back together.”

Steve Barclay has been appointed the new Downing Street chief of staff, but he will stay on a minister and create a new Office of the Prime Minister across No 10 and the Cabinet Office, where he is now based, according to The Sunday Times journalist. Barclay replaces Dan Rosenfield in the post.

Candidates for the posts of chief of staff and communications director were reportedly smuggled into No10, with Harri being given his new post after a one-on-one interview with the Prime Minister in his office.

The former BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones posted:

The changes to the No10 team come as Johnson struggles to save his premiership, and following a string of high profile resignations from his top team as calls for him to resign from several Tory MPs over the partygate scandal.

The Prime Minister has reportedly dubbed the struggle to save his premiership as “Operation Save Big Dog”.

One senior No10 adviser told The Sunday Times: “He’s [Boris Johnson] making very clear that they’ll have to send a Panzer division to get him out of there.”


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Gareth Cemlyn Jones
Gareth Cemlyn Jones
3 months ago

I guess this is not much of a surprise, I guess it just formalises his apologist status!

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
3 months ago

No surprise there with self-hating quisling Guto Harri. A man who would happily sell Wales down the river to please his master Boris Johnson & English establishment.

Quornby
Quornby
3 months ago

Doesn’t he know the ship is sinking?

Mark
Mark
3 months ago

ha ha ha ha, I always thought rats left a sinking ship.

Ieuan Evans
Ieuan Evans
3 months ago

Very disappointing Guto Hari.

arthur owen
3 months ago

Gwarthus,oes gan Guto Harri ddim cywilydd?

Stephen Owen
Stephen Owen
3 months ago

I have heard of rats leaving a sinking ship but not of rats joining a sinking ship

Richard
Richard
3 months ago

May be the shortest appointment on record ?

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
3 months ago

Bit late now but an Arriva bus would have done the trick

Gill Jones
Gill Jones
3 months ago

Adar o’r unlliw. Tato o’r un rhych. Gwerthe Guto ei famgu am yr anrhydedd o sychu din Bojo. Gwynt teg ar ei ôl.
Two failures together – it will be a very short marriage

Nobby Tart
Nobby Tart
3 months ago

Toadying lickspittle gutbucket.

Dryserth
Dryserth
3 months ago

Gusto a man prepared to speak his Ming and not give in to bigots.

Dryserth
Dryserth
3 months ago
Reply to  Dryserth

Even mind.

Richy
Richy
3 months ago
Reply to  Dryserth

Even Guto

Kerry Davies
Kerry Davies
3 months ago

“So our new boss is a pro-Remain lobbyist who’s said the PM is ‘sexually incontinent’, ‘hugely divisive’, ‘destructive’, ‘dragging the country down’, & picked ‘wrong side’ in referendum’ GREAT.”

Dominic Cummings describing Guto Hari while avoiding use of the word hypocrite.

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