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The men who are trying to steal Britain’s election: How Mandelson and Campbell persuaded Brown to quit to kill Clegg deal with Cameron

James Chapman
UK Daily Mail [1]
Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Two of Labour’s most notorious spin doctors were today revealed as the key architects behind the shadowy deal that removed Gordon Brown as Labour leader and potentially killed off David Cameron’s bid for No10.

Business Secretary Lord Mandelson and Tony Blair’s former communications chief Alastair Campbell hatched the last-ditch plan to keep the Tories out of power by assembling a ‘coalition of the losers’.

The two spent the weekend working on the most audacious plot in the history of New Labour – persuading Gordon Brown to offer up his head to try to tempt the Lib Dems into a coalition.

They believed Labour could do what seemed impossible and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

Mr Campbell, unable to contain his incredulity and delight at being inside Number Ten despite Labour’s crushing defeat, sent text messages to friends declaring: ‘I’m back in my old office!’

Full article here [2]