Described in this report as Mr Blair’s Gatekeeper, Ruth Turner, the 10 Downing Street director of Government communications, has been arrested, and subsequently released on bail, in the ongoing Cash for Honours investigation. But she is not the only Downing St adviser to have already retained their own legal counsel, as opposed to the Labour Party’s in-house version. As the inimitable Guido points out, and as the report states,
As Mr Blair`s “gatekeeper” – a post previously held by close aides Anji Hunter and Baroness (Sally) Morgan – she holds a key position in No 10, reporting direct to chief of staff Jonathan Powell and playing a role in controlling access to the PM.[added emphasis]
[Now there’s a familiar name.. – Ed]
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