The Daily TelegraphÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s veteran political editor George Jones, who was unceremoniously shown the door a few months ago after 21 years in the political hot seat, is to leave the paper at the end of this month.
But Jones wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be tearing out his hair or resorting to pulling up weeds at his Clapham garden. Instead, I hear, he will still be in the Westminster corridors and is joining the Press Association as a special correspondent, taking charge of itsmultimedia operations.
The upheaval of the TelegraphÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s lobby team at Westminster Ã¢â‚¬’ Jones is being replaced by Andrew Porter Ã¢â‚¬’ comes amid rumours that the Telegraph has been cosying up to Gordon Brown and his team in recent months.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The trouble with the Telegraph political lot,Ã¢â‚¬ says my man, Ã¢â‚¬Å“is that there were too many Tories and Will Lewis wanted a change. Also, Simon Heffer spends his time criticising Dave and the Tories, so that didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t help.Ã¢â‚¬