Unite the Union has been at considerable pains to deny that it has provided funds for LabourList, Derek Draper’s solidly loyal website. (I asked them again recently and got a flat “no”).
Perhaps this has something to do with the furore over Draper’s ghost site, Red Rag – it never went live – on which McBride wanted to post his venomous smears.
Not now. Not for a while. But I have little doubt that McBride will return to the world of “communications” in one form or another; and maybe sooner than you think.
I remember a conversation with a PR friend after Jade Goody’s unfortunate appearance on Celebrity Big Brother over a year ago. It seemed certain that her career as a celebrity was over. “She’ll be back,” he said. “She’s just too interesting.”
You might have forgotten this but the Tories proposed – exactly six months ago – a scheme to let companies defer their VAT payments.
Problem is, this would have only been for….um…..six months.