This afternoon Sky sent me an embargoed press release for 10pm. Because I was speaking on Kettering this evening I wrote the piece immediately. Unfortunately instead of pressing SAVE AS DRAFT I pressed PUBLISH. I knew straight away what I had done and took it down within ten seconds. Unbeknown to me the article had immediately been sourced by Google Blogs and within a couple of hours Mike Smithson of PoliticalBetting.com had seen it and wrote about it on his blog, thereby breaking Sky's 10pm embargo. Mike didn't tell me what he had done and I didn't find out until I was half way up the M11.
I'd like to publically apologise to Sky and Adam Boulton in particular for what has happened. I had no intention of breaking the embargo at all and hope that the subsequent events did not damage what is a very good story.