James Forsyth

What could bring down McBride

What could bring down McBride
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Just a quick follow up on Pete’s excellent post on Damiengate, there are two potential resignation issues here. The first is the one that appears in the Telegraph today, the use of a Number 10 email account for a partisan political purpose. Downing Street has conceded this point and appears confident that it can ride it out. The Brown spin team is also keen to separate it from the second one which is that, from what I’ve heard, the suggested attacks go way beyond the usual party political rough and tumble. Word is that they contain stuff that is genuinely shocking. As Martin says, tribalism is back in the Labour party and the Cameron Osborne combination seems to have brought out some of its members’ most unpleasant prejudices.

If you’re interested in this story, keep an eye on Guido this weekend—that is where I expect developments will break.

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

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