Daily Mail political editor Benedict Brogan is joining The Daily Telegraph – continuing the great exchange of staff between the two papers.
Brogan, who worked at the Telegraph between 2000 and 2004, is returning to become assistant editor and chief political correspondent.
He will write a weekly column, and keep a Westminster blog. Telegraph editor Will Lewis said Brogan’s current blog on the Mail Online website was a “must read”.
Brogan, until recently the chairman of the parliamentary Lobby, said: “It has been a privilege to work for Paul Dacre and his remarkable team at the Daily Mail.
“I am grateful to William Lewis for this exciting new challenge and look forward enormously to returning to The Daily Telegraph as a columnist.”
In the past three years, others to follow in Brogan’s path from Mail to Telegraph include Tony Gallagher (head of news at the Telegraph), Simon Heffer (associate editor) Chris Evans (news editor), Ian MacGregor (deputy editor), Murdoch MacLennan (chief executive) and Lawrence Sear (managing editor).
Journalists to go the other way, from Telegraph to Mail, include David Derbyshire (consumer affairs editor), Neil Darbyshire (deputy editor), Tom Utley and Jan Moir (both columnists).