Boris Johnson has appointed the Director of right-wing think tank Policy Exchange as his own 'Policy Director' at City Hall.
Anthony Browne will replace the departing transition chief and ex-director of Policy Exchange Nick Boles.
He will join other Policy Exchange cronies Munira Mirza, Kate Hoey and
Deputy for Spin Andrew Gilligan at the heart of power and influence in City Hall.
Browne who is most famous for his attacks on immigration, and adulation of David Cameron, will provide policy advice across the board to both Boris Johnson and his Deputy Mayors.
The decision to appoint the director of Policy Exchange comes after their report 'A Million Vote Mandate' was widely seen as a blueprint for the new administration.
It also follows their earlier report on the demise of the Routemaster which became the basis of what was for many months Boris's only recognisable campaign policy.
His employment details and salary are not yet available and his appointment has not been briefed in advance.
But with the think tank now wielding huge influence and power within the new Tory establishment, it is time that we all learnt more about the what their agenda is for the city and for the country which they seek to rule.