Saturday, 11 April 2009

The McBride & Draper smear campaign - as it unfolds.

I'm enjoying my day off work and I'm following the downfall of Damian McBride and Derek Draper. There's a hell of a lot going on so I'm going to provide an updated series of links to stories as they appear.

Downing Street are trying to play this down as two lads mucking around. How can that be true when the man sending out these emails (on a secure Downing Street connection) is the man in charge of strategic planning?

Here we go:

15:45 Iain Dale - Draper admits lies.

15:50 BBC - listen to the audio clip.

15:51 Guido - Damian McBride sacked?

16:18 LabourHome - Draper & McBride please just go.

16:36 Labourlist - Draper's pathetic excuses.

16:57 Nadine Dorries - The Demise of McBride - she is mentioned in the emails - not happy

16:59 Damian McBride has resigned!!!

17:22 Draper making a right arse of himself live on BBC.

17:27 Guido has just called Draper a liar on the BBC and Dragged Tom Watson into it.

17:43 Chris Grayling - "If this is symptomatic of the culture of Downing Street under Gordon Brown's leadership it is a disgrace. "What on earth are Gordon Brown's team doing indulging in the politics of the gutter when they should be sorting out the very real problems of the country.
"We need an urgent explanation from the Prime Minister about what has happened and what he is going to do about it."

17:49 Fraser Nelson - News of the World to publish emails.

18:00 Iain Dale - One down two to go

18:30 Coffee House - How resigned is McBride?

18:39 BBC - McBride's resignation statement. - Still spinning at the death

19:01 John Redwood - Resignation and the power of the blogs.

19:29 Fraser Nelson - Some of those smears.

19:36 Telegraph - Iain Dale explains all.

20:15 The Mirror - Woman mauled by bear!

21:51 Political Betting - Labourlist removed from blogroll.


Anonymous said...

I'm supposed to be mowing the lawn now but instead I'm currently listening to football on five live, with a cold can of Stella and following the Labour car crash that is 'smeargate' on teh interweb.

Great stuff, I can hardly wait for tomorrow's papers

Daily Referendum said...

Great isn't it?

Chris said...

I've just read the details of this... and it's unbelievable. I'm stunned!

Bertie Humbug's Ranto-O-Matic said...

Oh please please please let this be another nail in the Labour coffin.