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Boris Johnson's former Communications Director skipped scrutiny from regulator before taking job with The Sun

Added 05-24-21 04:14:02am EST - “James Slack, former Communications Director to Boris Johnson, will avoid scrutiny by regulators of his post-government jobs, Insider can reveal.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Boris Johnson's former Communications Director skipped scrutiny from regulator before taking job with The Sun”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Boris Johnson's former Director of Communications, James Slack , managed to avoid scrutiny from the official watchdog overseeing the post-government appointments of civil servants, before taking a job with The Sun, Insider can reveal.

In a move that one former senior government official described to Insider as a "humiliation" to the regulator, officials judged that Slack was not required to consult the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments [ACOBA], despite his predecessors having done so.

Slack was made Director of Communications from the beginning of 2021 following nearly four years as the Prime Minister's Official Spokesperson.

Slack, who held both positions as a civil servant, not a political special adviser, had formerly been a journalist at the Daily Mail.

In March 2021, it was announced Slack had been appointed deputy editor-in-chief at The Sun, joining the paper in the "coming months".

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