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Ian Birrell joins David Cameron's office as speechwriter

Ian-birrell-150px Ian Birrell, until recently Deputy Editor at The Independent, has joined David Cameron's office as a speechwriter.

Mr Birrell, a friend of David Cameron, was considered as a chief aide to the Tory leader some years ago and, although the appointment as a speechwriter is only for the duration of the campaign, I would expect him to join the Downing Street staff if the Conservatives win the General Election.

One of the factors that drew David Cameron and Ian Birrell close was the shared experience of a disabled child. Ian Birrell wrote about this here.

A very good appointment.

Tim Montgomerie


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