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Labour conference: “We won’t let the Bullingdon Boys bully the BBC”

Michael Dugher might not have been the obvious choice for Shadow Culture Secretary, but his attacking spirit is clearly fully deployed

By Serena Kutchinsky  

Shadow Culture Secretary Michael Dugher

“Release The Dugher” was the phrase circulating on social media as the Labour Party’s new Shadow Culture Secretary took the stage at Labour Party Conference. Described by party insiders as a “fierce northern attack dog”, Michael Dugher didn’t disappoint, launching a stinging attack on the government’s plans to reform the BBC.

Despite serving as Andy Burnham’s campaign chief during the leadership election, Dugher appears to have settled into life…

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