Charles Clarke got rid of McBride. Now it's Prescott's turn to stick the knife into Draper. Labour Home has the exclusive with Prescott's comments.
Frankly I am very disappointed by this turn of events. I've always believed as a Labour activist that we should campaign on the issues and the politics. But smear campaigns - be they in the newspapers or on the internet - are fundamentally wrong and only help to poison the political debate.
I understand one man has left his job at No10 - and quite rightly so. I believe Derek Draper should now follow him too. He is not a paid official or even employed by the Labour Party and was just a voluntary adviser on new media. But I'm sure that that the General Secretary will and should make clear that such advice is totally unacceptable and not wanted.
We've shown in the last few months that Labour can have a coherent voice on the internet with many left-wing bloggers putting the case and building campaigns, like our successful one against bankers bonuses.
But this should not be done at the expense of integrity or decency, which were clearly breached in this matter.
It only needs one other senior Labour figure to follow Prescott's lead and he's toast.
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