No 10 criticised over drive to recruit White House-style spokesperson

Downing Street accused of flouting rules while FDA claims ministers will be forced to accept special advisers picked by PM

Downing Street is being accused by Labour of flouting Whitehall rules to hire a new White House-style spokesperson to host daily government press conferences on live TV.

A new special adviser is being recruited to reply to questions from journalists including rebuffing criticisms from opposition politicians.

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