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Former Conservative health minister Nicola Blackwood is to become a senior adviser at Global Counsel, the PR and lobbying firm set up by new Labour architect Peter Mandelson. Blackwood spent a year as parliamentary under secretary of state for public health and innovation before losing her Oxford ...

Peter Mandelson, a former British trade minister, told the Financial Times recently that history would remember Cameron for nothing more than taking the UK out of the EU: "A man who took this tactical risk, which then turned into a strategic blunder," he said. When Amanpour put that quote to Cameron, he ...
ONE of Peter Mandelson's closest pals and business cronies has emerged as the biggest loser from the Kremlin's Novichok outrage. Notorious metals magnate Oleg Deripaska is one of seven Russian tycoons hit by sweeping US sanctions against Moscow's “malign activities” and the attempt to kill Sergei ...
Back in November 2010 I interviewed Peter Mandelson. He was in soul bearing mood. I thought you might enjoy it all over again. It took place not long after hi autogiograhy had been published, and only a couple of months after Ed Miliband's election as Labour leader. Reading the interview back, it hasn't ...
Something I noticed when out reporting on the campaign trail during the 2017 general election was the confused message of Remainers. They couldn't decide whether they wanted to oppose Brexit, or temper the outcome. This was starkest in the Lib Dems' campaign. They ran on a platform calling for a ...

Peter Mandelson, a Labour party peer (a member of the House of Lords) and then-Business Secretary, and then-shadow Chancellor George Osborne met on a luxury yacht. Mandelson was later accused of using the trip to undermine Prime Minister Gordon Brown and offer favors to the yacht's owner.
... the Daily Mail - outraged that legal aid was denied to the families when it was available to the suspects - agreed to run a fundraising campaign, and to the surprise of most people, ex-Secretary of State Peter Mandelson showed deep commitment to the families and bullied Tony Blair into giving them legal ...
Hovering over the whole study, therefore, are the figures of Tony Blair and Peter Mandelson, architects of the Labour Party's transition from a party that appealed to the working class, to one – New Labour – that dismissed its old core voters in pursuit of the new professional middle classes, between 1995 ...
Iraq is taking steps to recover funds and arrest those accused of corruption by coordinating actions with foreign countries and Interpol. ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images. Iraqi Trade Minister Abdel Falah al-Sudani (L) and Britain's Business Minister Peter Mandelson listen to reporters during a press ...
... down before the 2010 general election because "history showed Mr Brown to be a quitter not a fighter". This sly reference to Peter Mandelson's dramatic show of defiance prompted a furious round of denials from Mr Brown. "When you've set off on a journey, you have got to complete that journey," he said.
Peter Mandelson said he previously believed the Lords should respect the referendum result but has now changed his mind. He told peers: "The Government cannot behave as if it has a blank cheque to take Britain out of the EU in just about any vandalistic way it chooses." Michael Dobbs, who wrote the ...
Forner Iraqi trade minister Abdel Falah Al Sudani (L) and Britain's Business Minister Peter Mandelson during a press conference in Baghdad on April 06, 2009. Ali Al Saadi/AFP. A former Iraqi minister who was detained after trying to flee the country nine years ago, only to later escape, is back in Baghdad ...
She defined the original inner circle as Blair, Gordon Brown, Alastair Campbell and Peter Mandelson. “It was a very small group: together with Philip Gould they created New Labour.” But the division between Blair and Brown after the death of John Smith in 1994 was “a big fissure that became worse and ...
Peter Mandelson, UK Labor peer and former European Commissioner for Trade, has repeatedly criticized London's stance on Brexit, which he claimed may finally be postponed. The Daily Mail has exposed a secret letter Lord Mandelson sent to the European Commission's chief Brexit negotiator Michel ...
BREXITEERS have furiously hit out at Remainer Lord Mandelson after he emerged he secretly offered to help the EU in Brexit talks. The Labour peer pledged his loyalty to the bloc and offered to brief its chief negotiator, Michel Barnier. Lord Mandelson wrote to see if he could advise the EU's Brexit ...
For this reason, Britain will be all the poorer if the wisdom of Michael Heseltine and Peter Mandelson is ignored. I, for one, would have far more confidence in the new Industrial Strategy making a difference, and advancing the Northern Powerhouse after Theresa May declined to appoint a Cabinet-rank ...

compared gay marriage to bestiality and wrote of "tank-topped bumboys" blubbing that Peter Mandelson had left the government. No wonder he thinks that his close personal friend Toby Young is ideal for the board of the university regulator, the body that is supposed to have students' welfare at its heart.
He has spent the past few months in discussion with Open Britain, the political lobby group backed by Lord (Peter) Mandelson, and other smaller organisations invested in stopping the Brexit process. There is now an “emerging agreement” to work together on a “common strategy” and “common fundraising” ...
Peter Mandelson, arguably Blair's closest advisor back in the day, also recently admitted that the Labour government of the early 2000s sent out what he called “search parties” to find as many immigrants as they could to bring to Britain. So whichever kind of immigration is annoying you this week, there's a ...
And in a 1998 Daily Telegraph column, he said the resignation of Peter Mandelson from the then Labour government would cause “tank-topped bumboys” to “blub”. Dawn Butler, Labour's Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, said Johnson should not keep his job in Cabinet. “Boris Johnson's track ...
Mr Justice Nicklin said that the words that were the subject of the claim appeared on page 104 of the book: “In the ensuing discussion about gays in politics, journalist Matthew Parris declared on BBC TV that [Peter] Mandelson was gay. Days later, Nick Brown, the new minister of agriculture, was accused by ...
SIR – I always had a lot of time for Michael Heseltine. He articulated the dangers of an extreme Left-wing government very well indeed. However, he has lost the plot with his suggestion that a government led by Jeremy Corbyn might be preferable to Brexit. Former high-profile politicians never seem able to ...
As First Secretary of State, Green acted as the Prime Minister's political life support machine (as Peter Mandelson did to Gordon Brown). The Ashford MP was credited by Tory MPs and civil servants with curbing the indecision and delay that often characterised the previous No.10 regime (he chaired nine ...
Final party news (phew) – Peter Mandelson was spotted partying like it was 1997 at The&Partnership's annual Christmas drinks, alongside guests including ITV's Robert Peston, Dragons' Den's Tej lalvani and fashion guru Trinny Woodall. Here he is entertaining a rapt Johnny Hornby, Jenny Halpern Prince ...
We now have the white paper from Business Secretary Greg Clark, just as we had Peter Mandelson's in 2009 and Vince Cable's 2012 speech at Imperial College. There is much to commend in it. The select committee that I chaired urged the government to embrace a vision, rather than pick winning sectors ...
It shows how far Britain remains in the grip of Brexitmania that a modicum of common sense from the Labour Party—that we should continue in Europe's single market, with its attendant trading rights and social protections, until a new deal falls into place—should be controversial. Is Labour's latest stance ...
While Leo Varadkar was hosting a private IDA Ireland dinner for 70 corporate executives, along with finance minister Paschal Donohoe, former UK New Labour spindoctor Peter Mandelson stuck his head around the door, saying he was “very anxious” to meet “the young PM” and shake his hand. Alas, we ...
Peter Mandelson, the faction's third man alongside Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, is his grandson – and ideologically, Morrison was a centre-left politician from the party's social democratic wing. He was also the author of one of our most misunderstood quotations: “Socialism is what a Labour government ...
Two high-profile former Brussels commissioners and ex-Cabinet ministers Peter Mandelson and Chris Patten, who was also BBC chairman, are also powerful Brexit opponents. Former Cabinet ministers from Margaret Thatcher's government, including Kenneth Baker and Michael Forsyth, are speaking, ...
The battle for centrism was once fought by Peter Mandelson and Anderew Adonis.(CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images). Mark Wallace 1 hour Monday January 1st 2018. Every so often, a concept becomes fashionable without actually meaning much. Take the Third Way, that supposedly provided a philosophical ...
On the Radio 4 Today Programme, Clark doffed his cap to predecessors Vince Cable and Peter Mandelson, and the text of the Industrial Strategy duly does the same. Although with "five foundations" – "ideas", "people", "infrastructure", "business environment", and "places" – it owes at least as much to ...
In December, 2001, former Secretary of State Peter Mandelson, in a Channel 4 documentary about the 9/11 attacks in America, claimed that the IRA's ceasefire meant that its members should be regarded as freedom fighters to distinguish them from terrorist groups that refuse to enter a political process.
Tributes from dignitaries were read by ex-PSNI Deputy Chief Constable Judith Gillespie, who shared memories of former guests including Lord Peter Mandelson, the former Northern Ireland Secretary, who said that Mr Anderson had welcomed him and his partner to Hillsborough Castle accompanied by ...
... Hard Brexit. LABOUR peer Peter Mandelson today said it was “just as well” that European leaders have snubbed Theresa May's calls to open trade talks claiming Britain is not ready to negotiate. By Nick Gutteridge, Brussels Correspondent. PUBLISHED: 13:24, Mon, Nov 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 16:57, Mon, Nov 20, 2017 ...
Peter Mandelson, a former EU trade commissioner, said that the current British conservative government was split between soft leavers and clean breakers. He added that cabinet members such as Boris Johnson and Michael Gove were true proponents of neoliberalism, and wanted to de-regulate ...
"Grab your cossie and get round here, Gangnam-style.' "The responses were amazing because everybody believed he was having this party. I've since heard that he got in trouble with two of his friends because they actually went to his house with their towels. "Peter Mandelson was up for it, Ed's vicar was ...
Peter Mandelson is not an obvious petrolhead, unlike his old pal Two Jags Prescott. But he was happy to host a party at the Design Museum on Tuesday to mark the opening of an exhibition on 70 years of Ferrari. Getty Images. Mandelson is chairman of the museum's board of trustees, a post he took up in ...
Gordon Brown yesterday joined his old foes Tony Blair and Peter Mandelson in vying to be the Brexit destroyer-in-chief. When will they accept they are on the wrong side of history? And when will they start to understand that the very reason so many people voted to leave the European Union was because ...
Brown says Blair promised to stand down in his favour if they won a second term. Blair says it wasn't a promise he should have made and anyway it was conditional on Brown's co-operation. Brown says Blair guaranteed him control of economic and social policy, a claim gently mocked by Peter Mandelson, ...
And in The Evening Standard, Peter Mandelson reckons that his Labour colleague has shown that he still hasn't got a clue why he failed to win the 2010 election. "Brown did not suffer defeat because he wasn't good enough at selling himself or his vision for the country — insufficiently “touchy, feely”, as he ...
MINISTERS believe an ex-Tory party staff member who now works for Lord Mandelson is behind the dirty dossier on 40 MPs. By Simon Osborne. PUBLISHED: 08:54, Fri, Nov 3, 2017 | UPDATED: 09:14, Fri, Nov 3, 2017. 0. Joe Armitage TWITTER/GETTY. Joe Armitage has denied any involvement with the Westminster ...
EU trade commissioner Pascal Lamy and his successor Peter Mandelson held him in high regard. He had the ear of Labour leaders.
After that stint, he headed Peter Mandelson's office when he was the British commissioner. King has also been the U.K.'s ambassador to ...
Soon after Peter Mandelson arrived in Australia last week, he received an email from his old boss, Tony Blair. “Do you like Australia?
Peter Mandelson, a former British Labour minister and European trade commissioner, says Britain will be irreparably diminished by Brexit, ...
Former Labour cabinet secretary Peter Mandelson says Australia can help Britain keep its place on the world stage, as the fallout of Brexit ...
Northern Ireland secretary Peter Mandelson has resigned from the cabinet over a row concerning a passport application from an Indian ...
A tight cabal led by Mr Blair, Gordon Brown and Peter Mandelson controlled everything. In Mr Corbyn's Labour Party activists in baggy clothes ...
Peter Mandelson, the architect of New Labour, has said he is working every day to undermine Jeremy Corbyn, as Blairite peers stood up in the ...


 

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