James Forsyth

If the full story was printed it would be even worse for McBride

If the full story was printed it would be even worse for McBride
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No one can publish the full contents of McBride’s emails because they contain potentially libellous statements. Any newspaper or blog who did would open themselves up to being sued. This, ironically, is working to McBride’s advantage. Having been told what was in the emails, I can tell you that the damage to McBride’s reputation would be on a different scale if they had been printed in full.

PS You couldn’t make up Kevin Maguire’s latest post which contains these lines:

'And just what is the truth of Cameron's alleged embarrassing complaint of a highly personal nature? I, like the drinkers in the Steamboat, Alum and Riverside, would like to know.’

Maguire's comment is a reminder that even McBride's dismissal won't stop the Brownite left from trying to play the man not the ball. It's what they know how to do.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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