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Mrs Crackenthorpe's Diary - 15 April

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Fear not, dear readers – I am returned. I have been taking the thermal waters at Bath for my health, although my patron tells me that rather than the plentiful ebullitions from the springs, I’d have been better advised to partake of the breakfast cakes at Sally Lunn’s. One lives and learns.

Uproarious news reaches Mrs C of an eleventh-hour panic at the new-look energy department, which she is given to believe the kids call DESNeZ. Officials spotted a problem with the Powering Up Britain’s Energy Strategy policy paper, which was hastily forced into a name change. Perhaps the first rule of governance: always mind the acronyms.

In my absence, I hear dear Lee Anderson has a new gig. £100,000 a year to present a show on GB News is fair pay, in this diarist’s view, for such a charismatic character – despite being more pounds than it is viewers of the channel. We’re delighted to see him taking it seriously, with one of Mrs C’s moles claiming to have seen him “wandering around parliament recording himself so he could practice his broadcast voice.”

Mrs C was taken by a recent Instagram post from Emily Thornberry who, like so many of us in the modern age, felt compelled to share a picture of her supper. And what a tea mug. Yes, just in the corner of the frame, we spot a splendid piece of porcelain emblazoned with the unimprovable Suellaism: “Member of the Guardian-reading, Tofu-eating, Wokerati”.

We all know Liz Truss’ time in office was unfairly maligned, so we are a little sad to hear that former members of her inner circle have been rejected from jobs in the City owing to perceived ‘reputational risk’. Seems somewhat unfair given she was, as we well know, brought down by the leftist elite Professor Goodwin and others have kindly brought to our attention of late.

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