The Man Who Was Paid to Lie
The truth is that in Westminster, lying to the public is not only forgiven, but actively rewarded
Rishi Sunak’s official spokesman served his final day in the job on Thursday.
The man, who convention has prevented me from referring to by his actual name of Max Blain, worked for Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss and Boris Johnson.
He was without doubt the most capable official Number 10 spokesperson I have seen in action since I first started reporting from Westminster over a decade ago.
Unfortunately, he was also a liar.