The name of Carole Caplin will still send shivers down the spines of the Blair entourage.
You may recall that her closeness to Cherie very nearly brought about a scandal and forced the Prime Minister's wife to go on prime time TV to apologise for her behaviour,blaming the pressures of daily life and the juggling of a lot of balls in the air
Her relationship with convicted conman Peter Foster sent the Blair spin doctors into a tail spin after his part in purchasing two flats for Cherie in Bristol was revealed.
Mrs Blair had previously briefed the press office at 10 Downing Street to make a public statement claiming that Foster was not involved with the deal.
When the truth came out via the Daily Mail which obtained the email correspondence between Peter Foster and Mrs Blair,from Mr Foster, and apparently at a price,the shit so to speak hit the fan.
Caplin started libel proceedings against the Daily Mail for a newspaper article that suggested that Caplin might have been considering selling the story of her time with the Blairs and to "blow the lid on Tony and Cherie Blair’s sex secrets.
Now Caplin has won "substantial" libel damages from the Daily Mail at the High Court.