By Peter Hoskin
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Screen shot 2013-01-31 at 09.36.37I'm told that Godson was appointed by Policy Exchange yesterday afternoon.  He is at present Head of the think-tank's Security Unit, and was previously the Daily Telegraph's Chief Leader Writer. He is also the author of Himself Alone: David Trimble and the
Ordeal of Unionism (Harper Collins, 2004).

Godson succeeds Neil O'Brien who, as Tim Montgomerie reported last year, was appointed as a Special Adviser to George Osborne.  It's an interesting shift of direction for Policy Exchange, since Godson's expertise is in security issues, rather than the think tank's familiar home ground of public service reform.

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