Sounds as if the infamous New Labour spin-cycle subterfuge centrifuge is about to throw out two more clots: Derek Draper and Damian McBride are in the thick of it. More details and the source of the story from Guido at Order-Order:
"Downing Street has apologised for e-mails sent by one of Gordon Brown's senior officials which reportedly discussed smearing top Conservatives."
"It is about a poisonous long term smear operation based in the heart of Downing Street and run by the prime minister’s press and political adviser, Damian McBride. Names will be named and shamed…"