Derek, Damian - it's time to go chaps.
But of course, we all know what "go" means to New Labour, don't we? A couple of months somewhere quiet until the fuss has died down and then a big welcome back into the troughing fold.
PS from the comments:
So the line being taken is "Brown didn't know what was going on." Last I checked McBride was one of his chief press officers... how the HELL do you not know what they're doing?
You're asking that question about the monocular mentalist, so suggestions include: incompetence, delusion, stupidity ... do I need to go on?