Admirable Chrichton wrote:
Nothing like a bit of sour grapes on his half. Any anecdotes you heard from the people who knew about his twattery, that stand out Catkins?
Not much to relate sadly. He was ultra new-Labour, and quite an obsessive activist and councillor but once he'd lost his council seat he turned on a sixpence and hated the party with a passion. I know one councillor from the time who when McKinstry's name is mentioned almost starts twitching, and can only whisper 'he's the one person I feel really betrayed
However one of the activists told me they'd volunteered at Millbank during either the 87 or 92 election (can't remember which - it might have been both). Peter Hitchens was an Express journo at the time and attended the daily briefings. He was almost incapable of being civil to staff working there because they were employed by the dreaded left, and was especially aggressive and obnoxious towards women and ethnic minorities. He was even worse when he buddied up with Bruce Anderson - they were a toxic combination apparently.