Peter Mandelson

Mandy’s BBC interview riles the Corbynites

20 February 2017 8:55

Oh dear. Yesterday Peter Mandelson appeared on the Andrew Marr Show to warn of the dangers of Brexit. The New…

Peter Mandelson rises up and calls for a Brexit rebellion in the Lords

19 February 2017 11:14

As the government’s Article 50 bill makes its way to the Lords this week, the ghosts of New Labour past are fighting…

Peter Mandelson’s bad day at the football

20 January 2016 10:39

With Jeremy Corbyn’s approval rating currently at minus 39 according to yesterday’s YouGov poll, one could argue that there is…

Knives out for Seumas Milne over reshuffle shambles

6 January 2016 17:39

Labour has found itself on the verge of a civil war today as a number of MPs have turned on…

John McDonnell makes peace with Peter Mandelson

28 September 2015 17:23

Yesterday Michael Meacher wrote on his personal blog that it was time to expel Lord Mandelson from Labour. His sin? Badmouthing…

Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall deny Peter Mandelson asked them to drop out

17 August 2015 8:46

He may be out of power but Labour’s Prince of Darkness is still attempting to pull the strings. Today’s Daily Telegraph reports that Peter…

Lord Sewel, you’ve made me proud to be British

27 July 2015 16:07

The Lord Sewel scandal makes me feel proud to be British. For here, thanks to some glorious John Wilkes-style dirt-digging…

Five things we’ve learnt from The Times’ Ed Miliband investigation

10 June 2015 16:21

The dissection of Labour’s election defeat continues with a very thorough series of pieces in today’s Times by Rachel Sylvester and Michael Savage. Describing…

The Europhiles need to act soon — or lose momentum to the sceptics

29 May 2015 9:01

Who will speak up for Britain’s relationship with Europe? Even those abroad have noticed that the recent talk from the government and…

Peter Mandelson’s ‘but I am a celebrity’ moment

28 May 2015 12:13

When GQ editor Dylan Jones hired Peter Mandelson as a columnist for the men’s magazine in 2001, he was accused…

Len McCluskey and the trade unions need Labour as much as the party needs them

18 May 2015 9:19

Can Labour’s links with trade unions survive the leadership contest? This morning, Harriet Harman will outline in a speech at…

Revenge of the Blairites

10 May 2015 10:52

Lord Mandelson and his protégé Chuka Umunna ended up sitting next to one another on the Marr sofa at the…

Note from Mandelson’s firm warns that SNP will drag Labour to the left

27 April 2015 10:20

Peter Mandelson and Ed Miliband appeared to have been undergoing a certain rapprochement during this campaign. Mandelson declared recently that…

Mark Gatiss: I based Sherlock’s Mycroft on Peter Mandelson

17 March 2015 10:03

In the BBC’s Sherlock, Mark Gatiss plays Sherlock Holmes’s sly older brother Mycroft. Now the actor has revealed in an…

The Burnham message

7 February 2015 9:13

Andy Burnham’s interview in The Times today lays down several markers. He praises Len McCluskey, declares that trade union funding…

Mandelson and Campbell reportedly tapped up Alan Johnson to replace Miliband

6 February 2015 13:35

Is Ed Miliband ready to be Prime Minister? His personal poll ratings suggest not and many in his party remain…

Is fear of Mandelson holding Labour back on tuition fees?

2 February 2015 18:15

Patrick Wintour has a fascinating piece in The Guardian on Labour’s dilemma on tuition fees. Particularly striking is that Ed…

Peter Mandelson: Ed Miliband needs more policies and fewer promises

29 May 2014 7:15

In his Spectator diary this week Lord Mandelson offers Ed Miliband some advice… Nigel Farage has no trouble in heaping praise…

PMQs: What the Labour manifesto really said about Royal Mail

2 April 2014 13:11

Today at Prime Minister’s Questions, David Cameron accused Ed Miliband of ignoring his own party’s manifesto on the Royal Mail.…

How Peter Mandelson’s HS2 intervention will change the debate – and how it won’t

3 July 2013 9:04

Peter Mandelson’s surprise rejection of high-speed rail in this morning’s FT is another sign that the wheels are coming off…