Stewart Jackson – the ex-Tory MP known as “Wacko Jacko” in Westminster – has been made the right hand man of Brexit Secretary David Davis.
The Brexit headbanger confirmed on Twitter that he’s taken the £115,000 a year job as Davis’ special adviser.
Hugely honoured to be appointed as SpAd & Chief of Staff to Sec State @DExEUgov. Fantastic job at historic juncture. Now signing off Twitter
— Stewart Jackson (@Stewart4Pboro) July 26, 2017
Jackson seems to need the cash. After losing his seat to Labour on June 8, he whinged his pay-off from Parliament wasn’t big enough.
So what sort of sage advice can we expect him to dispense to Davis for that amount of taxpayer’s cash?
Well, here’s part of an article he wrote for Conservative Home in 2014 advising then PM David Cameron to “show the right some love.”
To recap on Jackson’s political strategy:
Good politics: Holding a divisive referendum that has plunged the country into a constitutional and economic crisis
Bad politics: Allowing people to show their love for each other
And Jackson’s even worse at diplomacy. Here’s the bitter message he sent to a voter after losing his seat last month:
Between David and Jackson, we’ve got the political equivalent of the Chuckle Brothers carrying out the most complex negotiation in modern history.