Theresa May’s new Culture Secretary finally has a big test sitting on her desk: deciding on whether Rupert Murdoch should be allowed to buy all of Sky Plc.
46-year-old Karen Bradley is described as one of the “least experienced members of the cabinet” by Bloomberg news.
Her previous work? Working in a junior role as a minister for crime prevention. That experience should help someone now dealing with Rupert Murdoch.
But Bradley will no doubt be helped by a well-placed Special Advisor too.
Just three months ago, Craig Woodhouse from the Sun newspaper was churning out stuff like this
What were RMT fat cats doing while commuters were being hit by strikes? https://t.co/uvXh6HwHVR
— Craig Woodhouse (@craigawoodhouse) August 11, 2016
Then we moved to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (hat-tip: @jpublik)
After 11 wonderful years on Fleet Street it's time for something new. Hugely excited to be joining @DCMS as special adviser.
— Craig Woodhouse (@craigawoodhouse) August 10, 2016
Later today, Bradley will be giving evidence to a committee on communications policy.
No doubt Woodhouse will be helpful in advising his new boss in dealing with his old boss