Friday 27 March 2009

Iain Dale e-mail heightens blog wars

Dale is trying to use FOI to eek out e-mails that prove allegations made on the Daily Politics show yesterday.

Guido accused Damian McBride, the PM's former special advisor, of telling Derek Draper to trash Dale's reputation.

As I write this I feel like a gossiping old woman in a laundrette.

Anyway Draper denied it. As a result Dale sent this to Draper and McBride today.

As someone who uses FOI a lot I can say with certainty that if the emails Dale wants do exist FOI won't be the way to get hold of them.

This is a job for an inside man.


Oldrightie said...

FOI is really F..k Off Interlopers!

Lobbydog said...

If McBride did tell draper to seek and destroy obviously it's not very nice. But at the end of the day this is politics and stuff like that happens. I think Iain, Guido and co need to be careful not to make themselves the news.

Anonymous said...

There was no battle of bloggers because Draper is not a blogger. Guido and Dale used to be, but now they're too big. They've crossed over.

Guido Fawkes said...

Crossed over to where? I very rarely do broadcast media or write for publications other than the blog. That is deliberate.

Events dear boy, events said...

Lobbydog, I agree with your comment above they they should not make themselves the news. I have heard about Damian McBride. Someone to be avoided at all costs.

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