Sun 19 August 2007, The Independent

Lord Deedes: A personal tribute to the writer, thinker and drinker

I first came across Bill Deedes as a member of Harold Macmillan's Government. He was in charge of press relations and had the title of minister without portfolio from 1962. He was the first official spin doctor, though others (notably Charles Hill, the "Radio Doctor") had done the job informally before him.
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