Former-spin doctor McBride reveals smears
20 September 2013 Last updated at 14:29 BST
A former spin doctor for Gordon Brown has revealed how he routinely tried to destroy the reputation of Mr Brown's enemies by planting stories about them in newspapers.
Extracts from Damien McBride's memoirs, published in the Daily Mail, claim that his victims included the former Labour Home Secretaries Charles Clarke and John Reid.
Iain Watson reports.