Last week ConHome broke the news that 16 to 24 people were sadly losing their jobs at CCHQ. Yesterday I noted the self-inflicted wounds that were exacerbating the effects of the credit crunch.

Some blogosphere chat has suggested that the Conservative Research Department has been affected by the economies. That isn’t true. It may even be possible that some refugees from the ‘crunched’ External Relations Department will join CRD and result in it being strengthened somewhat.

The Telegraph’s Iain Martin has picked up the story btw and his recommendation that one person be put in charge of CCHQ is absolutely on the money.  We’ve been worried about there being Three Chairmen for some time.  With Andrew Feldman‘s appointment there are at least four cooks endangering the broth.

Tim Montgomerie

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