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Paul Staines (aka Guido Fawkes) and Derek Draper on Daily Politics – Thursday, 26 March 2009:
[Extract from 01:50 to 02:10]
Paul Staines: When he was starting up, he phoned me up for advice, he had lunch with Iain Dale, and then quite disgracefully [to Draper] you go and smear… Dale… as a racist
Derek Draper: I didn’t say he was a racist…
Paul Staines: But who put you up to that? Because…
Derek Draper: … I said he was an apologist for racism.
Paul Staines: But who put you up to that?
Derek Draper: Nobody put me up to that…
Paul Staines: Damian McBride put you up to that!
Derek Draper: Well, look, already…. [he gestures at Staines]
Paul Staines: I’ve seen the briefing paper done by Downing Street; “How to get Dale”
Derek Draper: Well, publish it.
Paul Staines: I will publish it this afternoon
Then, later that afternoon, instead of the promised knockout document, we get this:
Now, don’t go putting me in the Draper camp like the knee-jerkers are bound to (there’s plenty of bullshit from both of them in this broadcast; in fact, with the amount of bullshit they’ve managed to fit into just over 5 minutes, I think they may have broken some sort of record) but Paul Staines used this platform to declare that there was a Downing Street conspiracy to ‘get’ Iain Dale, and even promised to produce a document proving it that very afternoon.
Only he didn’t do that.
Instead, he decided, real cool like, that now might be a good time to
retire limp from the field and suck on a few oranges.
Paul Staines has punked out… again.
He’s got no game.
And, it must be said, no head for telly.
(Psst! Meanwhile, here’s Iain Dale being a petty, dishonest and partisan twat. Again.)