There has been a little bit of talk today about where the registration of the Red Rag website came from, with the Times running a piece noting that the House of Commons was given as an address. However, also in the Times and the Guardian, Derek Draper appears to have admitted he set the site up saying (my emphasis),
"I honestly cannot remember whose idea it was to set up Red Rag. It took five minutes to grab the name. It was a good name, but almost all my energy was devoted to making LabourList work."Draper also reckoned in the Guardian that it was the first he heard of it when McBride emailed him. According to Draper, McBride's emails in January "came out of the blue".
Funny, the site was registered in November, some three months previously. Out of the blue my arse.