Lord Mandelson has finally achieved his dream. For one day only he is taking over Foreign Office responsibilities. Well, in the House of Lords anyway. At 11.30 this morning he will be answering an urgent question from the Conservatives about the shambles of the government's cuts in counter terrorism. Glenys Kinnock made an embarrassing mess of it in the Lords yesterday, when she repeated the PM's statement, so Mandelson has been called on to take over today.
Yet again, he finds himself defending a complete cock up by the Prime Minister. I suppose he must be used to it by now.
UPDATE: Now that's odd. Andrew Neil has just said that Baroness Kinnock replied to the UQ in the House of Lords. Mandelson was definitely down to do it.