Harry Mount, one-time leader writer and more recently New York correspondent for the Telegraph, has decided to moor his boat in the UK, having given up his leader-writing role at the Daily Mail after only a few months.
Mount Ã¢â‚¬’ whose father Ferdy was a close aide to Maggie Thatcher when she was at Number 10 Ã¢â‚¬’ already has two successful novels under his belt and plans to concentrate on more writing. With a US publishing deal, who needs the Telegraph shilling anyway?
Having said that, Mount isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t too proud to turn down the Barclay BrothersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ cash Ã¢â‚¬’ last week he had a lengthy piece in The Spectator (owned by the Barclay Brothers) about the differences between London and New York, and now, I hear, is soon to start writing for The Daily Telegraph again.
Meanwhile, Francis Harris Ã¢â‚¬’ one-time deputy foreign editor who was rewarded for his hard grind on the desk with a posting to the TelegraphÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Washington office Ã¢â‚¬’ was also a victim of Con CoughlinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s tenure at the foreign desk. Now Harris, who, like Mount, has relocated to London, has signed up a lucrative deal working in the City for Bloomberg.