Wednesday, May 06, 2009
EXCLUSIVE: Draper Leaves LabourList - Announcement Tomorrow
It has been coming for a while, but I can exclusively reveal that it will be announced tomorrow that Derek Draper will be leaving LabourList to seek "pastures new". His details were unceremoniously removed from the site last week prompting speculation about his future role following the Smeargate emails. Yesterday LabourList carried an article musing over the future of the site in a "post Draper era" as if it was an inevitability. Sources tell me that Draper will leave, but the site will continue in a new guise. It is so far unclear as to who will take over from Draper as editor or whether the focus of the site will change.
Graphic hattip: Javelin
UPDATE 22.53: The Guardian confirms my story and has Derek Draper's resignation statement.