It's interesting how many former New Labour courtiers seem to crop up on the Today programme in new, doubtless well-paid positions. This morning's edition featured Dr David Halpern, former advisor to Tony Blair, now working for the Institute for Government think tank, and Geoff Mulgan, another former advisor to Tony Blair as well as Gordon Brown (and a co-founder of the centre-left think tank Demos), and director of the Young Foundation (among many other things). Both were treated as independent experts.
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