I am not sure what to make of this. According to Stephen Pollard, Peter Mandelson devised Bernie Ecclestone's crisis management strategy yesterday, following the Forumla One chief's disgraceful remarks about Hitler. Pollard even alleges that one of Mandelson's little helpers penned his mea culpa in The Times this morning.
Is it wise for the BIS Secretary to be so close to someone who has, shall we say, a chequered record in his dealings with the Labour Party and the government? And hasn't he got something better to do with his time?