Monday, December 14, 2009

Where's Peter?

Normally you can't keep Peter Mandelson out of a broadcasting studio. And this is never more true on big occasions. But strangely the Prince of Darkness appears not to have given a single broadcast interview since the Pre Budget Report.

There is speculation that he has been hissing that the Brown/Balls National Spending Incontinence Plan was a disaster and that the PBR should have been used to address the country's massive debt problem.

If true, it is to his credit. When he does eventually appear before a microphone I hope he can be coaxed into at least dropping a Mandy-esque hint as to what he really thinks.

And then the fun can really start...

21 comments:

Jules said...

I don't get all this "credit to Peter" and Darling giving hints he actually disagreed with the PBR. Given the parlous state of the nation's finances, what does it say about them that they rolled over rather than resign in the interests of their "principles" and the nation? The truth is that, whilst they may disagree with Brown, they are still only interested in narrow party political interests...

skids said...

He was interviewed on R5Ls Sportsweek yesterday talking about F1.

tapestry said...

I thought Oborne had already written of a big bust-up between Mandy and Gordie.

If Mandy's out of the picture, what about Alastair? Does he want to go down with the ship?

Unsworth said...

You have to take a close look at where his true loyalties lie. They are certainly not with this country.

That he has not commented yet is neither here nor there.

Valleys Mam said...

He was practising for the new political X factor programme -what else

Letters From A Tory said...

Mandelson's silence is deafening. He knows when other people are peddling crap and he knows what to do when they peddle crap - hide.

Anna said...

"If true, it is to his credit. "

Why? He returned to prop up a Prime Minister in terminal decline. A huge error of judgement as well as an indication of huge ego. The price he apparently extracted was a vast government remit, witness the ludicrous titles he now has.
If it has all gone wrong, if he has finally choked on the utter deceit & incompetency of this Government, he has only himself and his hubris to blame.

golden_balls said...

Mandy is enjoying a well earned rest he's had a busy year saving Brown and the Labour Party.

The one person i'd love to see infront of a microphone is your pal Lord Cashcroft.

DeeDee99 said...

Perhaps he's distancing himself in preparation for knifing the Great Moron.

cherami said...

Knowing Mandelson's capacity for Machiavellian deviousness, what's the betting he will bob up just after Christmas with a couple of hundred names supporting him as leader?

Anything, absolutely anything, would be better for the country than Brown's sticky, incompetent fingers, gumming up whatever future Britain may have.

HM said...

All part of the Balls/Mandelson bitch fight over Gordon.

Plato said...

Apart from 5 mins discussion F1 - I haven't heard a peep from him either.

He knows when to stay clear of a pit full of sharp sticks.

Alan Douglas said...

Fondlebum of Boys went AWOL immediately the Lisbon Treaty was signed by Klaus - that is where his loyalty lies. And where he hopes his next swan-around job is coming from, the EUSSR or similar trans-national agency.

Alan Douglas

YMT said...

It does sound very Shakespearian at the moment, you have a puppet PM who is being battled over by the Dark Lord and the Family of Balls, with Ed on the one side and Gollumesque Yvette on the other, and the Chancellor Darling seemingly trying to do good, but being passed around like a cheap whore, beaten, bruised and made scapegoat.

Dave H said...

(I think from the Voyage of the Dawn Treader)

"If there's a wasp in the room, I'd like to be able to see it"

Oscar Miller said...

Shakespeare YMT? Sure you're aren't mixing the Bard up with this year's Panto?

Jim said...

"... Gollumesque Yvette"

I see where you're coming from, but, as her looks start to fade and years of troughing leave thir mark, she puts me more in mind of Dolores Umbridge.

(I have kids... I NEED to know about Harry Potter!)

Scan said...

Wouldn't it be hilarious if Mandy was waiting, coiling himself like a big spring of turd, to finally thrust a hideous fatal wound into Brown just before an election. Winning their game of hate-love-hate once and for all.

JuliaM said...

"If true, it is to his credit."

Why so? It'll have been with an eye to his own political advancement, and only to that.

I'll save my congratulations for someone who does things because they are right, notbecause they can sense which way the wind's blowing.

Nayan said...

Mandy, while greasy, knows when to make an exit or keep quiet. As much as I dislike him and his politics, stupid he isn't. If he wanted to put the boot in (and depose Brown in the process) he would already have come out and spoken out against the anti-aspiration message the PBR sent out, but he hasn't which means he wants Brown & Co to get the beating they deserve at the GE. That will be his way of getting back at Brown for not giving him the EU position he coveted.

Unsworth said...

@ Nayan

'Best eaten cold'.

What's the hurry for revenge?