No takers for McBride

Tory-leaning public affairs agency bosses have laughed off the idea of employing Damian McBride as a lobbyist.

Hanover chief Lewington
Hanover chief Lewington

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.’

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