From the BBC:
"I am shocked and appalled that, however they were obtained, these e-mails have been put into the public domain by Paul Staines."
You are shocked and appalled that e-mails sent from your Downing Street e-mail account - and therefore subject to publication under the Freedom of Information Act - were put into the public domain? Poor diddums doesn't seem to understand the FoI Act.
"When Derek Draper originally suggested using a website to compete with the kind of material seen regularly on the Guido Fawkes blog, he asked me in a personal capacity to write up some of the stories doing the rounds in Westminster."
Guido's site is not paid for by public money. Guido himself (Paul Staines) is not a civil servant - you are. The material that appears on the site is also irrelevant for the aforementioned reasons. And were these stories really 'doing the rounds', or did you just make them up?
"Derek and I decided in the end that this website was the wrong thing to do, and that Derek should not take his online efforts down to the level of Guido Fawkes and his Tory backers."
Guido Fawkes's website is independent, and is not funded by the Conservative party. Guido himself is not associated with the Conservative party in any way. Even in defeat you can't stop making things up you fat, lying, sweaty piece of shit. And considering you're the one who has been caught making all this crap up, it's a bit late to try and get on your high horse about it.
"I have already apologised for the inappropriate and juvenile content of my e-mails, and the offence they have caused, but I did not want these stories in the public domain - it is because Paul Staines has put them there, and I am sickened that he has done so."
Well of course you didn't want them in the public domain - they make you look like a complete wanker. Also, who did you apologise to; Brown, Draper, the rest of the Downing Street team, or the people you actually sought to smear with your vulgar little lies? The only thing you're actually sorry about is that you got caught. And you might be sickened that these e-mails are public knowledge; I would imagine that everyone who isn't Damian McBride will be more sickened by their content.
"However, we all know that when a backroom adviser becomes the story, their position becomes untenable, so I have willingly offered my resignation."
You became the story because you created the story, you moron. It's not our fault, or Guido's, that you're a sleazy moron with as much integrity as a paper bag full of diarrhoea.
"It has been an absolute privilege to work for Gordon Brown and the Labour government in the Treasury and in Downing Street, they will always have my full support, and I regret any embarrassment I have caused them."
What was the highlight; being demoted after the mess you made over Ruth Kelly's resignation last year?
Opinium/Observer – CON 40, LAB 43, LDEM 6
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