Anti-nuclear protestor - level 3

Anti-nuclear protestor - level 3

02-10-2013 06:00

Former Labour spin doctor Damian McBride was live on TV for an interview about his new book when an anti-nuclear protestor tried to disrupt the appearance.

"Well, two separate things. I think why I started to write the book is I wanted to tell my story about my time in politics and all the lessons that I learned from it, and indeed the lessons that both the Labour Party and other parties can learn from the way that I got brought into the political system, and the way that effectively, you know, we started to operate in a way that was unacceptable. In terms of why I'm publishing it now, well, I was always going to write this book at some stage. I had more lucrative offers to publish it closer to the general election, when it would have caused more of a distraction and chose not to do that. I thought the earlier I published it, the better."

But McBride's publisher, the conservative blogger Iain Dale, wasn't happy and tackled the man to the ground.

Writing on his blog later, Mr. Dale said he didn't regret his behaviour and was protecting his author.

Damian McBride's controversial memoir, Power Trip, is thought to have overshadowed the party conference this week, with claims of bitter infighting during the Blair-Brown years of the Labour Party.

Difficult words: former (ex-), spin doctor (spokesperson), disrupt (make problems), separate (different), indeed (surely), unacceptable (wrong), distraction (something that makes you look at it), tackle (knock to the ground), regret (be sorry for something), memoir (book about your life), infighting (disagreements among people in a group) .

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