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The Evening Standard reports this morning that:

“Cabinet Secretary Sir Gus O'Donnell appeared unlikely to launch a probe after one of the ministers linked to the affair, Tom Watson, made a statement through solicitors stating categorically he knew nothing about it.

Whitehall experts suggested to the Evening Standard that Mr Watson's denial meant Sir Gus would reject a Conservative call for a formal investigation into who knew what about plans hatched by No10 aide Damian McBride to smear senior Tories via anonymous internet attacks.”

Written byJames Forsyth

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

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