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Brexit, Covid, Partygate, lockdowns, leaks, the war in Ukraine, a cost-of-living crisis and the scandals that plagued our politics. Guto Harri was in the room when the big decisions were made. In this podcast, expect unprecedented access behind the shiny black door of Number 10 Downing Street, during one of the most chaotic periods in British political history.   Guto was Boris Johnson’s Communications Chief. When he first walked over the Number 10 threshold, things weren’t normal. A set of circumstances, scandals and chaos that will never be repeated. It was unprecedented. 

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Score: 3

James Marriot • The Times UK May 19, 2023

"I spend most of my life trying to forget that Boris Johnson was ever prime minister. On Johnson’s time as London mayor, Harri is strangely gushing. Harri’s optimism perhaps makes more sense when you recall that Johnson’s communications director at the time was . . . one Guto Harri. There are some futile attempts to add a sense of world-historical drama. What Harri’s podcast does unarguably provide are some intriguing behind-the-scenes glimpses of government at a turbulent time in history. Interesting, yes. But also evidence of the shallow, schoolboyish tone of a time in politics I would really rather not think about."

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