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Finchley Catholic High School set to receive thousands of pounds from sales of spin doctor Damian McBride's memoirs
A secondary school in Finchley is set to make tens of thousands of pounds from the recently-published memoirs of Gordon Brown’s former spin doctor.
Damian McBride, formerly in charge of the Labour Prime Minister’s public relations, has pledged half of the money from his controversial new book ‘Power Trip’ to Finchley Catholic High School.
The memoir is expected to make more than £100,000, split between the school and Catholic charity CAFOD.
The school, which hosted an episode of the BBC's Question Time in April, says it will put the cash towards the building of its new sixth form centre.
North Finchley resident Mr McBride is a former student at the Woodside Lane school and worked for a year in its PR department after leaving his post at Number 10 under a cloud in 2009.
The 41-year-old resigned after it emerged he and another senior Labour supporter had plotted to spread false rumours and controversies about Conservative politicians.
His new book focuses on his time as a New Labour spin doctor and exposes a number of the techniques of political manipulation.
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