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Emails of Brown’s former spin doctor Damian McBride maybe have been hacked

The Evening Standard reports Scotland Yard has told Damian McBride, Gordon Brown’s former spin doctor, that emails which led to him losing his job might have been hacked. McBride lost his role as director of communications for Brown in 2009 in what was known as the “smeargate” scandal. It also saw Derek Draper the former Labour Insider step down as editor of the LabourList website.

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Labour launches pleb campaign to pile pressure on Cameron

Labour is piling the pressure on David Cameron over Chief Pleb Whip Andrew Mitchell who faces a showdown with senior Conservative MPs who want him to resign before he does lasting “damage” to the party’s reputation.

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In the wake of Ed Miliband’s ‘One Nation’ speech Labour airs new ad

In the wake of the success of Ed Miliband’s One Nation speech yesterday at Labour’s Conference yesterday, for which he won plaudits from all sides, the party will tonight broadcast ‘A Better Future’.

The party political broadcast sees Ed Miliband focus on his early life and education at a comprehensive scho0l in North London’s Camden.

The ad  features school friends, former teachers from the Haverstock School and pupils who were taught by Miliband at Harvard. Read more on In the wake of Ed Miliband’s ‘One Nation’ speech Labour airs new ad…

Homeland star takes time to appear in Labour’s new election broadcast

David Estes from Homeland stars in Labour's new PEBAre you gripped by Homeland? Stupid question. The final episode appears next week with a second season on the way.

The show has two British star. Damian Lewis’ Brody and David Harewood who stars as David Estes who is Carrie’s boss at the Counterterrorism Center of the Central Intelligence Agency. Read more on Homeland star takes time to appear in Labour’s new election broadcast…

Labour’s Tribune magazine to be saved

I wrote earlier this week that the 75-year old left wing weekly magazine, Tribune, where George Orwell once worked, was to close.

However, a last minute deal has been agreed to save the title, according to a letter sent out last night and seen by Paul Anderson who has had a long history with Tribune.

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Orwell’s Tribune magazine faces closure after 75-years

Sad news in the Guardian today, Tribune, the Labour weekly magazine founded in 1937, where George Orwell worked as literary editor, and whose editors have included the likes of Aneurin Bevan and Michael Foot, is facing imminent clousure.

The magazine, which for years was owned by a consortium of trade unions, was bought two years ago by property investor, Kevin McGrath, but as the weekly missed circulation and revenue targets he is no longer prepared to sink money into the title. Read more on Orwell’s Tribune magazine faces closure after 75-years…

Select Committee says it will not call Piers Morgan to appear after Heather Mills’ allegations

UPDATE: 14:40 – Culture Select Committee chairman John Whittingdale has told Sky News that that while he is not calling upon Piers Morgan to appear he says the former Daily Mirror editor should return to the UK to set the record straight.

“Clearly there are questions which @PiersMorgan ought to answer”. Piers Morgan should come back to UK to answer those questions,” Whittingdale said. Read more on Select Committee says it will not call Piers Morgan to appear after Heather Mills’ allegations…

Labour isn’t working one of only two political ads to make Hall of Fame

Ad magazine Campaign has just published the results of a poll into the greatest poster ads to appear in the UK. There are only two political ads in there. No surprises which of those came top.

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Labour No To AV campaign marks official reminding voters of unfairness of the Alternative Vote

The Labour No AV campaign officially launches today urging Labour members and supporters to vote no to the “unpopular, unfair and expensive Alternative Vote”. The campaign is running a full page ad in the Guardian listing the names of the 

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Labour No to AV campaign launches

While the cross party No to AV campaign has been up and running for several months, Labour supporters now have a group of their own.

 

The Labour No to AV campaign group has launched joining the Labour Yes group, which has been up and running for a while.

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