Calls for Catholic charity to cut ties with McBride book

A leading Catholic charity is facing calls to cut all ties with Damian McBride's explosive new memoir on the basis that it will "affect the charity's relationship with key political figures".

McBride is the head of media for the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) and, according to his publisher Iain Dale, has agreed to donate some of his royalties to the charity.

A Twitter spat has now broken out between the editor of Catholic magazine The Tablet, who is calling for CAFOD to "disassociate" from these royalties, and Mr Dale: