Word reaches me that some of the lovestruck male Lobby journalists are in a state of dismay at the departure of the delightful Claire Peveraro, a Number 10 staffer in the communications office who came to all the briefings given to Westminster hacks.
Although Axegrinder has never come face to face with the fragrant Claire, I’m told she’s a lovely blonde with a dazzling smile.
She’s leaving the Lobby bit and the hacks behind for a new role Ã¢â‚¬’ she’s to be private secretary to Simon McDonald, Gordon Brown‘s new foreign affairs adviser. And who could blame her for taking up the opportunity in this new role?
Just think of all the people knocking at the door of Number 10 that she will now have to charm.