Keep ’em coming…

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I have just been informed that a number of senior government advisors are preparing to defect to the Conservatives. Tonight David Freud, the first of what I am told will be a series of defections, announced his intention to join the Conservatives and take the Conservative whip. The Sunday Telegraph states that David Freud, a leading welfare reform expert, will join the opposition front bench work and pensions team. The former investment banker was hired by Tony Blair in 2006 to review the welfare system and has been more recently working for James Purnell, the Work and Pensions Secretary. His key recommendation – putting long term unemployment schemes in the hands of private companies – became a political football in a battle between the former Prime Minister and Gordon Brown. He will now sever all links with ministers. Also I am intrigued to see he is the great grandson of Sigmund Freud… it seems common sense runs in the family :P

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