A to-do list for the new communications minister

A to-do list for the new communications minister

Richard Bruton is in danger of having greatness thrust upon him, if he deals with just a few outstanding media matters

In the BBC sitcom Yes, Minister, Jim Hacker is made minister for administrative affairs. His principal private secretary, Bernard Woolley, shows him around his office. “It used to be said there were two kinds of chairs to go with two kinds of ministers; one sort that folds up instantly and the other sort that goes round and round in circles,” he smilingly explains.

Hopefully, Richard Bruton will pick neither of these when he enters office...

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