Well, not exactly. But he has appeared today at a political event at the BBC, as Guido reveals. Apparently it was some kind of internal planning event (understood to have featured Lord Mandelson) giving guidance on the coming election to the Beeb.
There is some discomfort among the Tories about the idea of McBride’s (partial) rehabilitation. This is the statement from Eric Pickles, chair of the Conservatives: Read more