Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Red Rag was registered to the House of Commons

The Times reports:

The website set up to smear Tory politicians about their health, family and sex lives was registered to the House of Commons, The Times has learnt. The site, The Red Rag, was to be used to spread slurs prepared in No 10 by Damian McBride, Gordon Brown’s disgraced spin doctor.

The identity of its creators remains a mystery but Mr Brown’s official spokesman said yesterday that it was “not a matter for the Government”. A bogus applicant using the name “Ollie Cromwell” paid £8.99 to set up The Red Rag as a campaign blog. The buyer had to provide only a name, address, telephone number and e-mail to create the site on November 4 last year. The address given was the House of Commons, The Times has been told.

Amusingly, The Red Rag is still in place.

1 comment:

Blognor Regis said...

£8.99Surely someone must have submitted the reciept!