Politics 29 April 2010 Guess who’s doing Gillian Duffy’s PR? Clue: there’s a Thatcher connection. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML The woman at the centre of Bigotgate, who inadvertently made Gordon Brown's life a misery yesterday, is being represented by the public relations firm Bell Pottinger. A call to the PR agency's London offices confirms the news that Gillian Duffy is its latest client. The "Bell" in Bell Pottinger is Lord Bell, Mrs Thatcher's one-time PR chief. We're assured that Lord Bell is very "hands-off" these days, but an intriguing link nonetheless. My source, with impeccable connections to the industry, says Mrs Duffy's daughter works for a law firm that is already a client of Bell Pottinger North. Of Brown's nemesis, the source adds: "Personally, I wonder who's paying the bills, because Bell Pottinger don't come cheap." Follow the New Statesman team on Twitter. › 50 per cent think “Bigotgate” was a “storm in a teacup” Jon Bernstein, former deputy editor of New Statesman, is a digital strategist and editor. He tweets @Jon_Bernstein. Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles Expressions of sympathy for terror's victims may seem banal, but it's better than the alternative Jeremy Corbyn fares well in his toughest interview yet Is the general election 2017 the end of Ukip?