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Tory spin firm for Bahrain's king

Issue No. 2240

In between attempts to gun down protesters, the king of Bahrain has employed the international public relations firm Bell Pottinger to manage the country’s image.

A media centre has been set up to enable journalists to hear the pro-government spin on the revolt.

An internship at Bell Pottinger was one of the jobs for sale at a recent Tory party fundraiser.

A week at the spin doctors, who are former advisors to Margaret Thatcher, was a mere £2,000.

One hopes the lucky winner doesn’t find themselves in the middle of a revolution.

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Tue 22 Feb 2011, 17:52 GMT
Issue No. 2240
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