Tag Archives: Special Advisers

The Labour Party leadership contest – “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”

  “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” is an American popular song  with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Ted Koehler. Cab Calloway first recorded it in 1931. The Boswell Sisters recorded the song with The Dorsey Brothers in 1932. Frank Sinatra also recorded the song in 1959. Ella Fitzgerald recorded it for […]

Special advisers – “Nice work if you can get it”

It was recently reported in the press – 16th July 2016 that Cameron overruled Whitehall to boost aides’ pay-outs to £1 million and an encore  for top players in Prime Minister’ s Home Office team. I recently made a Freedom of Information enquiry on special advisers. I was informed that special advisers are recruited as temporary […]