McBride goes on to suggest that the website should spread rumours that pictures exist of Osborne “posing in a bra, knickers and suspenders” and “with his face ‘blacked up’ ”.
“He wouldn’t be the first student to do some cross-dress-ing at university. But . . . why would a student in the late 1980s black up his face for the amusement of friends in their private college rooms? This in the era when young Tories wore ‘Hang Mandela’ T-shirts.”
In what is perhaps the most vicious section, McBride suggests spreading rumours about the mental health of Frances, Osborne’s wife, following the furore over his discussions with a Russian oligarch during a party on a yacht last summer.
I must say Frances looks rather a sweetie, much as I'm prepared to believe the worst of her husband, who always seems to come across as a public school bully in the Commons. Take a horsewhip to him, George, and I swear I'll join the Tories.