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Paul Staines: not the Messiah, just a very naughty boy

A week ago, Damian McBride was still the Prime Minister’s chief media advisor, and LabourList’s Derek Draper was attempting to laugh off as blokeish banter the emails which implicated Number 10 in smears against senior Tories. But, then, we know what they say about a week in politics.

Paul Staines, sole author of the Guido Fawkes’ blog, has had a good week, given ample, respectable print space to repeat a central point he’s been making for years: that those political journalists who are part of the ‘lobby’ system have failed democracy:

Though the fourth estate may not have a formal

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  • User AvatarNick Baird 25th Sep - 4:39pm
    Well said Sue!
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    When you have a faction running a political party then others not of that faction have to let the other faction fail. So Jeremy Corbyn...
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    I wonder if Tim was as punchy with Clegg and co during the coalition years...Bedroom Tax etc...Cheap attacks against Corbyn is a bad move.
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