David Blackburn

Guilty as charged

Guilty as charged
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Dreadful news, Douglas Alexander has been the victim of a cynical paraphrase. Talking to James MacIntyre, who’s given Paul Waugh a sneak preview, Alexander said that it’s really Peter Watt who’s responsible for that quote.


"Listen I have said that was not my view. It seems that Peter Watt himself does not seem certain what he claims I said. I would just ask you to weigh 20 years of working with Gordon against 20 words that were apparently paraphrased. But listen, he's got a book to sell; there are bigger and more important issues that we are focused on."

Hmm... 20 gruelling years versus 20 cutting words? It’s a no-brainer Douglas.