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Mandy Minitrue

Lord Mandelson to become Minister of Information - Telegraph

Ministry of Truth - Wikipedia

The Ministry of Truth (or Minitrue, in Newspeak) is one of the four ministries that govern Oceania in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. As with the other Ministries in the novel, the Ministry of Truth is a misnomer and in reality serves an opposing purpose to that which its name would imply, being responsible for the falsification of historical events; and yet is aptly named in a deeper sense, in that it creates/manufactures "truth" in the newspeak sense of the word.
George Orwell worked at the Ministry of Information, which was his model for the Ministry of Truth.

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Ho who controls the informaiton, controls not only the past, but the present.

GO MANDY! (and wait till The Glorious Day...)

The continuing parallels between NuLabour and South Africa's late, unlamented National Party continue to amaze me.

In SA during the 60's and 70's there was an up and coming National Party politician widely tipped to succeed the then leader, John Vorster. In 1968 he was appointed Minister of Information - a position considered vital by the apartheid regime.

Then in 1973 the scheming deviousness of Connie Mulder was exposed when the Information Scandal broke. The revelation of this plan to use public money to bribe and coerce local and national news outlets into publishing things favourable to the regime destroyed Mulder's career.

One can only hope the same fate awaits Mandelson. He certainly strikes me as the sort of slippery customer for whom such a position offers a multitude of opportunities to misuse public funds for party gain.

Ministry of Information? I thought that was the BBC.

You could conveniently abbreviate the title as 'mis-information'.

You could conveniently abbreviate the title as 'mis-information'.

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