Ben Brogan, the Deputy Editor of the Telegraph who is rumoured to have been sacked in today’s mass clear out at the paper, has cancelled a lunchtime speaking engagement. Brogan was due to chair a session at the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Liberty 2014 at London Guildhall today.
He was due to join Chantel Coady, Professor Deirdre McCloskey and Lord Saatchi from 12:30 – 12:50 for a google hangout debate on The Road From Serfdom, however he cancelled at very short notice. The organisers of the event have not given any details on the reason for his absence and have found a last minute replacement.
The Margaret Thatcher Conference is being sponsored by the Telegraph and the paper had said it planned to host a dinner at the Guildhall after the event ended. It is now unclear who will attend this or if it will even go ahead.
Brogan is understood to have turned his phone off although there are now widespread rumours that he has been sacked. It is unclear how big today’s cull has been but the Telegraph Group has posted 40 journalistic jobs at the paper on its website today.
As reported earlier on Breitbart London the sackings do appear to have been very extensive. A Brogan sacking would be bad news for Number 10, as he is famous for his slavish loyalty to the Prime Minister. On occasions he was accused naked bias toward the Prime Minister.