“Toby Young has rattled some Labour cages by publicly mooting a bid for the Tory nomination for Hammersmith”, reports the Spectator’s Steerpike column in a post which bristles at a Labour spad for mocking Young’s nascent foray into electoral politics.
While the Speccie website disguises the provenance of Steerpike columns on spectator.co.uk, the same cannot be said for Google, which claims that the author of the post plugging Toby Young is none other than Young himself:
Scrapbook looks forward to hearing more about Toby Young’s electoral bid from Toby Young, ahem sorry, Steerpike.
UPDATE: Steerpike and Young himself have adamantly denied that he wrote the piece:
@PSbook Toby didn't write that piece. He was tagged in in though. Error on Google News.
— Steerpike (@MrSteerpike) September 23, 2013
— Toby Young (@toadmeister) September 23, 2013
Strangely, no denial that he writes about himself in third person.
More on that later today.