Matthew Dancona

McBride and the omertà of Team Brown

The Guardian’s interview with Damian McBride illustrates why “McPoison” was much more than an assassin for hire: he was a very clever man indeed, a Cambridge graduate as much as a lager-swilling lad (and since when were the two mutually exclusive?). Whether through calculation, instinct, sincerity or a blend of the three, this really is a flawless performance.

It is, for a start, the opposite of Lee Harvey Oswald shouting “I’m a patsy”.

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