CITY DIARY: London Mayor Sadiq Khan hands a nice little earner to mercenary PR outfit Freud Communications

The dastardly Mr Deedes

Twitter contract: London Mayor Sadiq Khan

Twitter contract: London Mayor Sadiq Khan

Twitter contract: London Mayor Sadiq Khan

Mercenary public relations outfit Freud Communications has been handed a nice little earner from publicity-prone London Mayor Sadiq Khan. 

It is being paid to promote his ‘London is Open’ campaign by getting high-profile figures to promote it on Twitter, a task the mayor’s expansive staff is surely quite capable of doing. 

Cost to the taxpayer for retaining Freud’s services? A trifling £30,000. Hasn’t wee Sadiq more pressing matters to be seeing to? Crossrail’s delay, not to mention rising knife crime, spring to mind.

President Trump’s erstwhile economic adviser, ex-Goldman Sachs president Gary Cohn, is rumoured to have accepted a teaching role at Harvard, his first job since leaving the White House last March.

Not that he’s been cutting out discount coupons since. Upon joining the government in 2017, bull-necked Cohn had to dump his considerable stock of Goldman shares, then thought to be worth £200million. 

Their value has since tanked after the bank’s involvement in the 1MDB Malaysian corruption scandal.

West Ham vice-chairman Lady Brady asks Twitter: ‘What are you planning on working towards in 2019?’ 

One user responds: ‘Getting you out of West Ham United so we can move on.’  

Predictable, but intelligent Lady K should know better than to reach out to these morons.

Former Sainsbury’s boss Justin King popped up on Radio 4 yesterday to offer his two ha’p’orth on the struggling retail sector.

After a quiet few years as the vice-chairman of Terra Firma, this was King’s second appearance on the airwaves in a matter of weeks since he was appointed to the Marks & Spencer board last month. 

I’m sure the M&S boss Steve Rowe is totally relaxed about this.

Increasingly frothy-mouthed ex-Transport Minister Lord Adonis tweets: ‘4G coverage is much better in the Austrian Alps than the Lake District. This useless Government can’t even organise a proper mobile phone signal.’ 

READ  Spending boosted by cinema blockbusters and a surge in flights abroad

Tory councillor in Hampstead, London, Oliver Cooper tweeted in response: ‘Wait until he finds out that he was the chair of the National Infrastructure Commission and responsible for advising the Government on the roll-out of 4G until a year ago.’

 



READ SOURCE

WHAT YOUR THOUGHTS

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here