Draper on Toast for Sunday Breakfast
Tomorrow the News of the World will reveal the sensational details in the shocking email smears sent by Gordon Brown's top aide.
The PM's spin-doctor, Damian McBride, and Derek Draper, who heads Labour's internet campaigning, outlined a dirty tricks war of highly personal stories about top Tories.
The plan was far more sophisticated than McBride or Draper have claimed and was close to completion.
Emails seen by the News of the World show McBride and Draper schemed to spread false malicious stories that:
Opposition leader David Cameron had an embarrassing illness
Shadow Chancellor George Osborne's wife was "emotionally fragile" just because she appeared upset at parties
A Tory MP used his position to get publicity for lover's business
Involved allegations about female Tory MP Nadine Dorries and another named MP.
In the emails, McBride says: "We've got to keep up the momentum."
Stories had been drafted and pictures selected to run alongside them.
Oh what fun, this smear exposure has been well handled and timed to create the most mischief.
The Ollie and Stan of British Blogs, Guido and Iain, are making a formidable double act.
A leisurely breakfast with a glass of something cheering seems to be a plan.
My only question is how does one get hold of a copy of the NoW? If I hid it inside a copy of Asian Babes Botty Fun would that save me from embarrassment or do I need to drive outside the county to buy it if I'm to avoid total social ostracisation?