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Kate Garraway’s Superman Baby And Derek Draper’s Four Leaf Clover

7575650GMTV’s “lovely” Kate Garraway and husband Derek Draper would like to present her “BABY BOY BILLY” to OK! readers. But take care with the little love, because as Kate says:


Had it slipped own the back of the GMTV sofa? Had Derek Draper, Kate’s charming husband, blogged about it?

“At one point the baby was very active and wriggling around and slipped to the back of my back which meant the midwife suddenly couldn’t hear his heartbeat.”

So she moved the stethoscope to your back and found it..?

“It was only for three minutes but to me it felt like an hour and I just thought, oh God.”

But Billy Draper is special. Having survived that trauma, he now hears dad Derek Draper explains just how special Billy is:

“When he came out, the midwives were like: ‘Ooh, there’s a knot in the umbilical cord! Apparently it’s just finding a four leaf clover.”

Albeit a four leaf clover covered in blood with a baby on one end, an ex-Labour blogger in the middle and a GMTV presenter with legs akimbo at its root. Best not to pick it. Leave it to the Red Rag experts, like Derek:

“Anyway I cut the cord with scissors and kept them as a reminder.”

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Posted: 26th, August 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Labour General Secretary Denies Involvement In Red Rag Smear Site

MORE news on the Labour smear allegations and plot.

The News of the World – press release below, (full story here) –  alleges:

“Labour’s General Secretary Ray Collins chaired a secret meeting to create the Red Rag website now ensnared in the Smeargate scandal.”

The Sunday Times has allegations made against schools secretary Ed Balls.

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Posted: 18th, April 2009 | In: Politicians | Comments (2)

Labour’s NEC Rejects Derek Draper And LabourList

DEREK Draper is on his way out. The LabourList blog is now so currupted it’s not even used by members of the Labour Praty for Labour news. As Guido notes, Labour talks to Ian Dale, the Tory blogger:

Labour’s general-secretary Ray Collins has thrown him overboard already.  In an NEC announcement leaked to Iain Dale, rather than LabourList, the entertainment provided by Derek was brought to an end.

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Posted: 15th, April 2009 | In: Politicians | Comment

Derek Draper And McBride: “I Wasn’t Lying On Purpose”

MORE on Derek Draper and Damian McBride, and the quote that may serve as his epitaph: “I Wasn’t Lying On Purpose.” As told to Channel 4 news.

The emails are here.

Draper defends himself on LabourList:

Imagine if all your emails suddenly became available to people wanting to damage you.

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Posted: 12th, April 2009 | In: Politicians | Comment

Revealed: The Emails That Did For ‘Brilliant’ Damian McBride

ANORAK has seen the emails telling of a Damian McBride’s plot to smear the Tories.

The damning verdict on Damian McBride is that the papers that lead with news of his departure refer to him not by name – “Key Brown side” (Observer; Sunday Times), “Attack Dog” (Mail) and “Key Brown advisor”.

The name is Damian McBride. And now he’s gone, we know who he is. The BBC publishes McBride’s resignation statement in full:

“I am shocked and appalled that, however they were obtained, these e-mails have been put into the public domain by Paul Staines.”

Anorak readers are well-versed in such apologies. And here McBride is quickly establishing a sympathetic background story.

When Derek Draper originally suggested using a website to compete with the kind of material seen regularly on the Guido Fawkes blog, he asked me in a personal capacity to write up some of the stories doing the rounds in Westminster.

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Posted: 12th, April 2009 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comments (13)

Order Order: Derek Draper’s Greatest Hit

DEREK Draper completely denies. Damien McBride says stuff. Tory Bear has a video:

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Posted: 11th, April 2009 | In: Politicians | Comment

Tory Bear Shits On Derek Draper

DEREK Draper is not just a GMTV’s host shag bunny:

There are 17 people in the blogsphere who matter and Derek Draper isn’t one of them. A while back there was talk of Mandy’s former assistant and lobbying sleazebag-in-chief leading Labour’s assault against the right-wing bloggers. Well Tory Bear can’t help but think this assault might well have begun. There was talk this week of a meeting of Draper’s attack squad that included some lefty bloggers…

Attacked by bloggers…


Posted: 9th, November 2008 | In: Reviews | Comment