McBride resigned as Gordon Brown’s special adviser this weekend.
Hanover Communications MD Charles Lewington said: ‘He demonstrated a clear lack of judgment and professionalism. I fear his reputation is so badly damaged that only a long period building churches in Rwanda will restore it.’
Bell Pottinger Public Affairs chairman Peter Bingle said: ‘I doubt anybody will want to employ him for a while.’
Kevin Bell, regional president of Fleishman-Hillard, said: ‘Ex-Labour spin doctors don’t have the cachet they once had.’