Mandelson - No Sleaze Busting For Him
This is embarassing to say the least for Peter Mandelson. Jack Straw has just announced in a written ministerial statement that he - and not the Business Secretary - has been personally appointed by Gordon Brown as the Govermennt's official "Anti-Corruption Champion"....
Shadow Justice Secretary Nick Herbert is quick onto this: "We're being told that it's all sweetness and light between Gordon and Lord Mandelson, but for some inexplicable reason the Prime Minister has decided not to trust his new Business Secretary with an anti-corruption portfolio held by the previous incumbent. Surely the former European Commissioner is qualified for the job?"
I can't think of any reason why Peter shouldn't be trusted with the anti-corruption portfolio, can you?