In the beginning of New Labour there was spin and young Derek Draper was a child of that, in fact he spun so much that he toppled himself in a sleaze defining moment for New Labour. When you speak to Draper nowadays he is, more than most ever so sensitive politicians, keen to set the terms of the discussion, what is on the record, what is off the record, whether he is going to be quoted or whether it is for background.
So it is in this context that Guido reports that when he was tipped that the new site was going to be called “LabourList”
and there had been discussions about a “DailyDraper”
blog he called Draper who denied the truth of those names. Point blank denial. Which turned out to be totally untrue.
After LabourList launched Derek posted this comment on this blog
you did get the name right guido, so well done!but what became of the daily draper you rwote so confidently about? mole got his whisker’s twisted?
You know, Derek is a compulsive spinner in the, errm, Jeffrey Archer mould. You would think from that comment Guido had got it wrong, alas a co-conspirator draws attention to this website registered last month:
One Lower John St.
There is only one twisted spinner in this tale Derek…