The Spin Doctor Will See You Now
Thursday, 13 October
Two former communications directors, for both Labour and Conservative governments, say they would struggle to spin their way out of the situation Liz Truss is in.
Alastair Campbell, who worked for Tony Blair, says Tory MPs are telling him they want her to go. And Craig Oliver, who worked for David Cameron, says it’s possible she won’t be prime minister at Christmas.
Also, Marianna Spring, Americast host and disinformation and social media correspondent, gives us an update on her investigation into what US voters are being fed in their social media feeds ahead of elections.
This episode of Newscast is presented by the BBC’s political editor Chris Mason and political correspondent Alex Forsyth.
It was made by Chris Flynn and Danny Wittenberg. The assistant editor is Alison Gee. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.