A close adviser to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown resigned after a blogger accused him of sending emails that discussed smearing members of the opposition Conservative Party. After angry protests from Conservative lawmakers, Mr Browns office announced that the prime minister had accepted Damian McBrides resignation as his political and media adviser. It is the prime ministers view that there is no place in politics for the dissemination or publication of material of this kind, it said in a statement. The emails have not yet surfaced, but British media said they were set to be published on Sunday.