Good to see Iain Dale admitting he was wrong. HERE. Katherine Bergen of the famous Whip column in the super soaraway Sun has a cracking exclusive about Iain's Little Chipmunk Hazel Blears. Iain has been man enough to admit his ongoing campaign of sly attacks and hypocritical hyper criticisms was quite wrong. He is eating great dollops of humble pie and promising to never do it again. He has turned his spite on The Mirror and Jacqui Smith instead.
The Whip story? As we reported on the eve of the Crewe and Nantwich by-election all sorts have made Burke's Peerage and Gentry. Prezza, Doddy, Sian Lloyd, Cilla, a used-car salesman called Bob Skinner.
Great ammunition you'd have thought for avid LOL reader Hazel to throw back in Francis Maude's face when - on last week's Question Time - he jeered about the Dunwoody entry in the now rather shabby Toff's Bible? But Hazey was strangely silent; like a chipmunk caught in the headlights.
Why is that? Because she herself is a listed Burke!
UPDATE 12:19: For some reason known only to himself Danny Finklestein has congratulated Dale on his apology for a post. Iain just enjoys slagging off women opponents and rivals. He should not be encouraged in that unworthy trait.