Barnet’s poacher-turned-gamekeeper

‘I love my job, and journalism is my passion as well as my career,” former Barnet Times chief reporter Chris Hewett tells us on his personal website, the front page of which directs readers, among other stories, to some controversy involving Brian Coleman he reported on in the past.

For the time being, however, Chris’s career may no longer involve chasing down Tory politicians. There may not be much of the journalism he has loved doing over the last five years either. In a poacher-turned-gamekeeper move, he’s been recruited as a senior flack for the Conservatives at City Hall.

Coleman, a man never knowingly concealing a grudge, immediately dismissed the hire as dreadful and suggested the Tories had “lost the plot”.

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