In an exchange with the Daily Telegraph diarist Tim Walker on Twitter, former spin doctor Damian McBride confirmed Ed Miliband had told Gordon Brown to sack him:
.@thattimwalker I can confirm that myself Tim. He complained about me and told Gordon to get rid. Quite right too.
.@thattimwalker I don't know what tone he used, Tim, but remember he did succeed in getting me removed from my press briefing job, Oct '08.