Monday, December 19, 2016

Craig's List

Culture Secretary Karen Bradley may be making do with just one special adviser (Whittingdale had two), but ex-Sun hack Craig Woodhouse is quickly into the routine.

In this first set of hospitality disclosures (which run to September), Craig reveals a ticket to the Mercury Music Prize, a ticket to London Fashion Week, breakfast with the FT, dinner with the Premier League, and two tickets to the National Theatre, packed over less than three weeks. And a catch-up meeting with Laura Kuenssberg.

And Karen herself has been no slouch on the old hospitolly-tot front. Four tickets to the Saturday of the Lords Test between England and Pakistan; two tickets to Beethoven's opera at the Buxton Festival with the Northern Chamber Orchestra; a belated disclosure of a ticket to the Tour de Yorkshire finale; four tickets to the Blackpool Tower; two tickets to Holyrood House; two tickets to John Tiffany's Broadway production of The Glass Menagerie, at the Edinburgh Festival; six tickets to the St Leger at Doncaster; and a dinner with Lord Hall, DG of the BBC.

She also packed September with some heavy duty meetings, including Robert Thomson, CEO of Newscorp; Adam Crozier of ITV; unnamed representatives of Hacked Off, Impress and IPSO; Arqiva, Virgin Media, and Ashley Highfield's New Media Association. And a highbrow session on the BBC Charter with loveable David Elstein, Stewart Purvis, Helen Weeds, Richard Tait and Tim Gardam.

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