Sunday, 8 July 2007
Talking of people lording it up for their own egos, Peter Mandelson is rumoured to be in line for a gong of some type when Tony pays back a few favours with his honours list. Despite being sacked twice by the same employer (how clever is that) once for fiddling his chum’s passport applications and once for a dodgy loan (what is it with loans and the Labour Party?), Peter is up for either Lord Mandelson of Hartlepool or Lord Mandelson of Hampstead Heath where he grew up. It’s a pity he never lived in a town called Sleaze or Corrupt or for that matter Gravy Train. As one Labour insider is quoted as saying “This is right up Mandelsons boulevard – he’s been lording it up for years”. Lord Boulevard, now there’s an idea!