The IPR’s director general, Colin Farrington, gave a considered interview to ePolitix on the government spin issue. It’s published on Channel 4 News. Although Colin is not one to go for cheap sound bytes, he did say that Labour’s PR had become too aggressive and that Alastair Campbell should go:
That’s why in the autumn he should go quietly – if it’s possible to go quietly – and take a new career path.
Later update: Here‘s Colin Farrington’s letter, published in The Times, elaborating on this argument.