Well, we know it wasn’t Angela Eagle

Gordon Brown’s controversial former spin doctor Damian McBride had a drunken one-night stand with a Labour Minister, it was claimed.

Friends of Mr McBride, whose blockbuster memoirs have revealed the political back-stabbings and chaos in Mr Brown’s Downing Street regime, say he had sex with the woman after a booze-fuelled party.

The raucous event was attended by Whitehall mandarins and Labour aides close to Mr Brown, including figures with close links to Ed Miliband. After it ended, Mr McBride spent the night at the woman’s home.

And they tell us that it wasn’t Tessa Jowell.

Catherine…..Naaah. Hattie? Nope, no way.

So whose car keys did he pull from the hat?

22 thoughts on “Well, we know it wasn’t Angela Eagle”

  1. There weren’t that many female members of any recent Cabinet. Under Blair you had:

    The Baroness Amos — Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council
    Tessa Jowell — Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Minister for the Olympics
    Ruth Kelly — Secretary of State for Education and Skills
    Margaret Beckett — Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
    Patricia Hewitt — Secretary of State for Health

    Under Brown you had:

    Jacqui Smith, Harriet Harman, Ruth Kelly, Hazel Blears, The Baroness Ashton of Upholland, Yvette Cooper, The Baroness Scotland of Asthal, Caroline Flint, Tessa Jowell, The Baroness Royall of Blaisdon, Beverley Hughes

    What a talentless bunch of nonentities. Who retired early for no readily apparent reason and now is doing penance a la John Profumo?

  2. Christ!!! Diane Abbott!!!. The mind boggles. Services to the Labour Party above & beyond the call of duty. Peerage stuff.!!!

  3. Mike Power: “Poor woman, whoever she was. Fancy waking up and seeing that curranty-eyed pudding faced twat next to you.”

    Given the selection available, she have been better off with one of the catering staff!

  4. Tim and commenters, you’re going to have to be careful with threads like this when the “European framework national statute for the promotion of tolerance” comes in. It’ll be illegal, and an “aggravated crime” to, quote, “ridicule” or, quote, “group libel”, any of the protected minority groups, which as you’ll see in the document explicitly includes

    “”Group means: a number of people joined by racial or cultural roots, ethnic origin or descent, religious affiliation or linguistic links, gender identity or sexual orientation, or any other characteristics of a similar nature.”


    “The purpose of this Statute is to: […] Take concrete action to combat intolerance, in particular with a view to eliminating racism, colour bias, ethnic discrimination, religious intolerance, totalitarian ideologies, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, anti-feminism and homophobia.

    Note that you won’t need to be promoting hatred. Ridicule is enough. In other words, just taking the piss.

    “”Group libel” means: defamatory comments made in public and aimed against a group as defined in paragraph (a) – or members thereof – with a view to inciting to violence, slandering the group, holding it to ridicule or subjecting it to false charges.”

    Interesting times ahead.

  5. SMFS,

    Caroline Flint’s a definite. I could probably go for Ruth Kelly, too, in the right light. Beverly Hughes and Hazell Blears, after a few pints.

    The rest? Given the choice of repopulating mankind and letting us go the way of the dodo, I’d take the latter.

  6. The Stigler – “Caroline Flint’s a definite. I could probably go for Ruth Kelly, too, in the right light. Beverly Hughes and Hazell Blears, after a few pints.”

    I am shocked, shocked I tell you, by what the EU seems intent on making a crime against humanity. But I have, so to speak, a soft spot for Baroness Scotland. Blears? It would have to be a fair few pints. Even then, I would expect I will always have one soft spot for her. In a manner of speaking.

  7. Stigler, how on earth did you put Beverly Hughes on that list?

    Swap her for Yvette Cooper (occasionally gets the cute pixie look, has been photographed in long leather boots). Very ambitious apparently.

    Ruth Kelly’s an odd one; usually a ‘no’ but occasionally there’s a photo where she looks do-able at the end of a long evening.

    No idea who it actually was, but I’d risk a speculative bet on Blears.

  8. So Much For Subtlety

    You know, it is probably just the gin and tonic talking but I am warming to the idea. In an odd sort of way. You know,

    “Who has been a bad little socialist then?”
    “Say it b!tch, tell me you need some fiscal restraint”
    “Here, maybe this will shut you the f**k up”
    “Bend over, Thwack, Who’s your Daddy now?”

    (OK, sorry for that, especially the last one.)

  9. Ian B:I’m unclear as to the origin and status of the euro-shite that your link leads to: is this “official” EU bollocks or from some fringe group with an inflated idea of what they can achieve?.

  10. Does Guido know something? The cartoon on his site this morning shows a wobbly arsed McBride on top of a suspiciously darker hued person………..

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