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Mayhem in Downing Street: Ex-MP Barwell lands No10 job

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Inside Croydon

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, was taking the weekend off. Then Theresa Mayhem offered a job to a gaffe-prone ex-MP

Like a bad penny, Gavin Barwell keeps turning up.

Dear mercy, is this among the more troubling side-effects of Thursday’s General Election? Amid the chaos of the aftermath of her General Election “victory” (we use the phrase advisedly), the unelected Prime Minister, Theresa Mayhem, this afternoon appointed gaffe-prone Barwell as her Downing Street chief of staff.

Barwell had been rejected by the electorate of Croydon Central on Thursday, after seven years as their under-achieving MP.

But Barwell’s job at No10 doesn’t look likely to be a long-term appointment.

“He doesn’t have the swearing ability of a Malcolm Tucker for a start,” a Croydon Tory colleague said on hearing of the appointment.

And Barwell’s time in office will be dependent on how long his boss lasts: Mayhem now owes her position…

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