Articles tagged Derek Draper:

Cabinet Office Reveals Dale McBride/Draper Emails

  • 19 May 2009

On 27 March I emailed Damian McBride informing him I was putting in a Freedom of Information & Data Protection request to find out the contents of emails he had been sending to Derek Draper relating to me, over the Carol Thatcher Today programme interview. I was told that ...

Derek Draper Says Sorry

  • 15 May 2009

Andrew Pierce has written a piece for the Telegraph today about Derek Draper's apology for the racism jibe against me.   Mr Draper wrote: "While I do think it is right that we hold our opponents accountable our tone has sometimes been wrong. On the specifics of Iain Dale...

Interview with Labour List

  • 12 May 2009

I listened to your internet radio show the other day. Are you trying to become the British Rush Limbaugh? No, I’m not! I’m not trying to be a US style shock-jock but the fact is that on the internet you can be opinionated. You can do a three-minute monologue about what you ...

Best Wishes to LabourList & Let's Lay Off Derek Draper

  • 7 May 2009

  Following the confirmation of my story yesterday afternoon that Derek Draper has resigned as editor of LabourList, I just want to scribble a few final words on the issue. First of all, let's show a bit of human compassion towards Derek. It's not nice to kick a man when...

Draper & Watson Call in the Lawyers to Put Pressure on the Media

  • 13 Apr 2009

From Nadine's blog...   5 Live called to say they were being leaned on by lawyers with regard to any reference to Tom Watson MP and before I went on, would I just be aware of that. I asked them what they wanted me to do with that information and were they saying I cou...

Telegraph Column: Damian McBride scandal: Fatal flaws of the PM's pitbull

  • 12 Apr 2009

Thanks to Damian McBride and Derek Draper, whom I like to think of as the Dick Dastardly and Mutley of British politics, I have had to abort my Easter plans. You see, I was their first victim. Before I explain how, let's rewind a few months. Last October I met Draper for lu...

SmearGate: One Down, Two to Go

  • 11 Apr 2009

The news that Damian McBride has resigned is welcome indeed, but it isn't the end of the matter. There are further serious questions which need to be asked, not least about the role of Tom Watson, who sat next to McBride in the Downing Street bunker and was allegedly mentioned...

Don't Say I Didn't Warn You...

  • 11 Apr 2009

Plato (Correction: It was ConHome who first pointed this out) has just pointed out that I wrote THIS post speculating about the launch of a cyberwar by the Labour Party on the very day that someone (presumably Draper) registered http://www.theredrag.co.uk/ - 4 November 2008. ...

McBride & Draper: A Match Made in Hell

  • 11 Apr 2009

Number Ten are seeking to play down the seriousness of McBridge-Gate, describing it as juvenile. The Telegraph and the BBC have fallen for the spin. No matter. They will revise their opinions when they see the contents of the emails which will presumably be published in tomorr...

Guido Fawkes, Me & the Number Ten Smears Against Top Tories

  • 10 Apr 2009

The Telegraph is running a front page story tomorrow detailing a smear campaign by Number Ten against various Tory politicians. The story revolves around emails obtained by Guido Fawkes which show how the dirty tricks department of Number Ten have been running a Nixonian smear...