With the General election growing ever closer and the polls pretty stagnant, what we Tories need is a bit of a boost (maybe a bit of good old Labour sleaze). So I would like to thank Messrs McBride and Draper - let's hear it for the chuckle brothers hip hip.... Cheers boys we owe you one.
The only chance Labour had of staying in power was to mount just the kind of campaign that has come to light. There is no doubt that Labour intended to carry out a dirty campaign by attacking leading Conservative figures, but thanks to Draper and McBride (and possibly Tom Watson) that is going to be a lot more difficult. Labour strategists will have been hoping that the disastrous "Tory Toff" attack will have been forgotten - not now - they have been caught playing dirty twice and the public won't forgive if it happens again. Labour's election campaign has just become a hell of lot more challenging.
I think it's possible that this failed smear plot could have just handed David Cameron victory at the General Election.
Cheers Derek, and a big thanks to you Damian!
And BZ to Guido of course!