Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The Crab Gets Its Own Back

Remember this charming picture? Our beloved Deputy Prime Minister infuriated the Prince of Darkness by calling the crac Peter. Well yesterday the crab bit back. Mandelson's endorsement of Prescott on the radio was the most lukewarm endorsement since Michael Heseltine gave Margaret Thatcher his full backing. You could almost hear Mandy saying: "I cannot imagine the circumstances in which..." It is of course a right bloody cheek for Mandelson to even comment on the issue. But then again, he is of course the world expert on Cabinet resignations (having made two of them), and an even bigger expert at fleecing the taxpayer while doing a non-job.

COMING LATER: Has Cornerstone gone to far in its criticism of the 'A' List?

9 comments:

A northerner said...

I see Ian Gibson, MP for Norwich (North?) is slagging off one of your lot in Norwich south.
Ian Gibson recently told a Scottish newspaper he wishes he had never left Scotland, now that it has its own Parliament, but still doesn't think England should ever have its own.
Exactly who does he think he was elected to represent?
This is known as a cuckoo in the nest.

kingbongo said...

I'm not an expert on the rules but I thought EU Commissioners were supposed to set aside national and party allegiance whilst in office. Mandy seems to be spending a lot of his time commenting on the state of the Labour Party. Surely he is being paid a fortune to solve World Trade problems not parochial disputes in a minor European political party

Serf said...

Kingbongo, you are spot on.

Neil Craig said...

I think Simon Hughes support of Ming - "We need to judge him when it comes to conference after six months, rather than after a few weeks," - is a contender with Mandy & Hezza.

Paul Linford said...

Mandelson shoud have kept well out of it. His intervention (about as subtle as Harriet Harman's pitch for the deputy leadership) has convinced the Brownites that Blair is really behind the attempts to oust Prescott.

Anonymous said...

Re the promised later coverage of Cornerstone: they can't 'go too far' - short of actual assassination, I suppose. And maybe not even then..

Paul Linford said...

As an outsider, my reading of the A-list debate within the Tory Party is that if Iain Dale had been on it and Adam Rickitt hadn't, no-one would have raised a murmur of protest!

Anonymous said...

I think the criticism of the A list is entirely justified. A two tier system does not seem to make sense to me. The best way to select candidates is to apply the same test to everyone and treat everyone who has passed the selection procedure in the same way. If you want a different outcome from your selection procedure change the entire procedure.

jafo said...

If Ian Gibson wishes he had never left Scotland, someone give him a map and point him northwards - no doubt Norwich will survive his departure. Then Norwich could elect an MP who actually wants to represent them.

Hope these comments of his are appearing in the local newspapers....