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Grayling's record shows he is the kiss of death to any department brief

Sep 22, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

In the dying days of Gordon Brown's premiership, the unfortunate fellow was nicknamed "Jonah Brown" by the Guido Fawkes blog, where I worked at the time. The name fit, because everything Mr Brown touched seemed to turn to dust. Whether it was cutting the ribbon to open a bank's headquarters (Lehman London) or praising Labour councils that soon fell to the SNP, Jonah seemed to leave a trail of destruction behind him.

Mr Brown is gone from frontline politics but he has, I would suggest, left...