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Simon Walters’ Mail on Sunday article made Guido laugh today – they report Rosie Winterton’s denial that she had an affair with Prezza.

Lots of totally made up quotes from made up people giving background “I assume she never married because she was determined to get to the top in politics” said one imaginary northern Labour MP. “Thanks in no small part to his encouragement and patronage, petite Ms Winterton, who looks much younger than her 47 years, became a Labour MP in 1997.” “Rosie is the life and soul of the party and has loads of blokes throwing themselves at her,” said another imaginary northern Labour MP. One of his “closest colleagues” said to Simon: “They’ve always been special friends.” Oh really now Simon, what could you mean?

“He paid frequent visits to the Yorkshire town and used to stop off on his way home to Hull to have a pint in the Little Plough pub opposite Doncaster station with local activists, urging them to back Ms Winterton.” Simon spots that in his official hagiography of Prezza, author Colin Brown says Ms Winterton’s advice and political intelligence is worth “its weight in gold” to her mentor and that Rosie’s name is mentioned in Colin Brown’s hagiography six times. Incidentally Colin Brown wrote an article last week saying that Guido was put up to exposing Rosie by CCHQ. Complete rubbish, but that was the exact line being spun by Prescott’s office. Who put Colin Brown up to saying that?

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