Arrested by the KGB for bringing in leaflets supporting multilateral disarmament, I was “banned for life” from returning.
This account of three and a half years as a special adviser confirms how trivial and transitory the role can be.
Plus: Russia’s opposition leader was poisoned, so now slap Magnitsky sanctions on Putin. And: Phil Collins’ ungracious departure.
May’s former Director of Communications was interviewed by Mark Wallace at a Taxpayers’ Alliance event.
Politicians get a kicking, sometimes deservedly, but if you want an example of committed public service, look no further, on this reshuffle day, than at this one.