Damian Mcbride

PMQS: Tom Watson Furious After David Cameron Mocks Return Of Ex-Labour Attack Dog

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Politics

David Cameron mocked Jeremy Corbyn’s promise of a “kinder” politics today as he tore into Labour for re-hiring ex-Gordon Brown spinner Damian Mc...

Damian McBride Is Back, HuffPost Can Reveal

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Politics

Gordon Brown’s former spin chief Damian McBride is to make a dramatic return to frontline politics – working for Shadow Defence Secretary Emily Th...

David Miliband Told To 'Shut Up' After Cryptic Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Politics

David Miliband - whom many in Labour believe could have won yesterday's general election had he beaten his brother for the Labour leadership - has bee...

Will Labour Be Able to Move Beyond the NHS?

Stuart Thomson | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Politics
Stuart Thomson

With the General Election campaign now considered to have officially started, the parties are already mapping out their territory. There are few surprises and are unlikely to be any over the coming months but for Labour the challenge is particularly acute. The party knows that the NHS could be a winning issue for it but can it move beyond the NHS and onto other issues?

Here's How George Is Preparing His Pre-Election 'Mini-Budget'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne this week has one of his last big moments to show off his economic management before the general election as he delivers his Autumn Sta...

'A Great Steaming Pile Of Fudge': Labour Spin Doctor's Verdict On Miliband

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Politics

The Labour Party is being run in a "totally dysfunctional" way with policies that amount to "a great steaming pile of fudge", according to an infamous...

LISTEN: Osborne Under Fire For Hiring Coulson After Hacking Verdict

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been accused of a "terrible error of judgement" by advising David Cameron to bring Andy Coulson into government as his chief spin d...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Miliband Vs McBride

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 20 June 2014... 1) MILIBAND VS MCBRIDE Six in ten voters don't think he's up to the job of prime mini...

Charlotte Meredith

Suspicious Tory Minds And The Influential Ex-Politicos Behind Britain's Biggest Charities

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK

A controversial new anti-austerity campaign by one of Britain’s biggest charities sparked a furious debate this week over alleged politicisation in ...

SpAds From Hell: 11 Spinners Who Became The Story

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Politics

Whether they are causing mischief for their enemies, the press or their bosses, special advisors are there to take the flack and sometimes the fall fo...

Mehdi Hasan

'Ed Miliband Could Be A Great Prime Minister'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Politics

McPoison. McPrickface. Mad Dog. Gordon Brown's former press adviser, Damian McBride, has been called a lot of things over the years and, especiall...

It's Good to Talk...

Kanmi Iyanda | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Politics
Kanmi Iyanda

Being a self-appointed observer and satirist of all things political, there are times when your zest is terminally dampened. Collective missteps by those who seem hell-bent on deciding our collective direction would do that to you. It all becomes especially worrisome with the increasing evidence these so-called leaders may not possess the necessary talent or character.

Mehdi Hasan

'What On Earth Are You Doing On TV?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Politics

Damian McBride, the media adviser to Gordon Brown whose new memoir reveals how he briefed against Labour ministers, has launched an outspoken attack o...

Funny Tweets Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Comedy

In politics, it was the week of the Labour party conference, the week Godfrey Bloom left Ukip and the week Angela Merkel secured another four years of...

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 20 September 2013

Paddy Duffy | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

Godfrey Bloom, now formerly of the UKIP parish (the kind of parish you sense where people shake on the floor and preachers cure diabetes by staring at you) thanks to his use of the word "slut" in a public meeting, (though it was miraculous he survived Bongo Bongo Land) managed not so much a Brass Eye as a Brass Neck with Michael Crick...

LOOK: The New 'McPrickface' Burger

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Comedy

Now on sale in a certain fast food restaurant in Brighton. Possibly. (Made for HuffPost UK Comedy by David Beresford and Robin Flavell) More TOP...

McBride's Publisher Quizzed Over Awkward Scuffle

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK

Political commentator Iain Dale has been questioned by police after wrestling with anti-nuclear protester Stuart Holmes during a live television inte...

'Damian McPrickface'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK

Damian McBride was last night introduced as Damian McPrickface by Jeremy Paxman, as he made a special appearance on Newsnight. As he broke cover an...

McBride Says Balls And Miliband Did Not Know About Briefing Activities

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Politics

Labour's former spin doctor Damian McBride said on Monday he did not believe that Ed Miliband and Ed Balls were aware of the details of his briefing a...

Damian Who?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has denied being aware of the briefings being carried out by his ally, former spin doctor Damian McBride. But the shadow chancellor's prot...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Iron Ed Balls?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday 23 September 2013... 1) IRON ED BALLS? The shadow chancellor wants to be an iron chancellor - or, at ...

Is Ed Miliband Macho?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has revealed he has never been accused of being "macho" as he distanced himself from dark arts claims about the Labour Party. The oppos...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Bringing Back Socialism In Brighton

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Sunday 22 September 2013... 1) BRINGING BACK SOCIALISM IN BRIGHTON The Labour Party conference has kicked of...

Douglas Alexander 'Knifed' His Sister, Claims Damian McBride

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Politics

Shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander forced his sister Wendy to quit as leader of the Scottish Labour Party in a "cold-blooded" political calcul...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: The Return Of The TB-GBs?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 20 September 2013... 1) THE RETURN OF THE TB-GBs So, the long-awaited memoirs from former Brown advis...