Some Conservatives have understandably been making heavy weather of this and it was plastered on Pg 3 of The Times today in a way which I feel wasn't exactly helpful to Miranda. Put basically, whilst I don't know Miranda all that well, she doesn't strike me as the sort of person who would do this kind of thing, would want to, or even need to stoop so low. From what I have known of her first hand she is very capable and warm hearted and is much loved and respected by many fellow Labour activists. Maybe this will teach some of us not to be so quick to judge when the Conservatives are in trouble, but likewise I ask those of other political viewpoints to try and judge this carefully and dispassionately before leaping to conclusions. If there is one sin most individuals in all political parties are guilty of, it's wanting to believe the worst of individual members of opposition parties whom we don't know.
UPDATE: A local newspaper does a better job on putting Miranda's side of the story than The
Times did, see here.