Those independent bloggers will publish any old muck (just ask Nick Robinson or Andew Marr). So for a reliable, double-sourced take on developments in the Phil Woolas saga, Scrapbook headed to the Financial Times, where their Westminster Blog reports on the “mutiny” that took place during Monday’s regular meeting of the PLP:
I’m told there was “real anger” at the event, with a lot of “shouting” from enraged MPs. Among those to have spoken out in support of Woolas was John Mann, a close friend of his.
Unfortunately for the FT this is isn’t exactly true – unless Committee Room 14 has a satellite uplink to North America.
John Mann has been in Canada for the last four days.
Hat-tip: Mark Ferguson