Congratulations to Guido Fawkes for exposing the disgusting Labour smear campaign against the Tories. It's not a world I inhabit, but a glimpse at the Wikipedia page of one of the main protagonists - Derek Draper who runs the now utterly discredited Labour List - reveals the sordid, incestuous little pond that is left wing politics.
It's an interesting insight into the way the left wing has come to dominate the media - particularly broadcast media - and have virtually closed off that arena to the right, but that's not anything new to most of us. What it does reveal is just how limited the right is when it comes to the media and how important the blogosphere has become to the right.
It also reveals the truth about the left which likes to portray itself as being morally superior to the right. It isn't - it is and always has been quite happy to use every dirty, filthy trick it can to win power and maintain it. So it's not really a surprise to me that barely four months after it was launched, the lefts most prominent blog has resorted to this sort of underhand behaviour.
What does surprise me is this comment from Nadine Dorries as carried by the Telegraph.
Nadine Dorries, MP for Mid Bedfordshire, said: “I know what is in the email about me and it is 100 per cent untrue and slanderous. I want an apology from Gordon Brown because one of his civil servants, paid for by taxpayers’ money, has been trying to destroy me.
What I want to know is why the taxpayer is paying for someone employed by the Labour Party to promote the Labour Party? This is one of my biggest concerns about British politics - that unelected people are working for the government in blatantly partisan ways and are paid for by the taxpayer.
Personally, I don't believe this should be permitted. Outside of the civil service - the proper, impartial civil service - there should be nobody working for government who is not elected. Of course the Labour Party can have people working for them - paid for by the Labour Party and based at the Labour Party headquarters - but not for government unless they are elected (or members of the House of Lords).
This makes a nonsense of the whole "democracy" thing when people who have not been elected can have such a major role in government. It's not right and it needs to stop.