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Question: What are your views on Peter Mandelson? Is he still a highly respected individual within the Labour ranks - is he still involved?? Was he as influential as he says??

Asked by william to Alastair, Elaine, Jane, Sandra, Ted on 28 Sep 2010 in Categories: .

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  • Photo: Elaine MurrayElaine Murray answered on 28 Sep 2010:

    In my opinion Peter Mandelson’s time has run its course. I often didn’t agree with him and I didn’t approve of him and Tony Blair publishing their diaries and ‘washing their dirty linen in public’ during the period of the election of the new leader. However I did admire his “chutzpah”, he really didn’t care about what the press said about him and that was quite refreshing. I think Mandy probably thinks he was more influential than he really was..


  • Photo: Alastair WittsAlastair Witts answered on 28 Sep 2010:

    Sorry William, that’s definitely one for the two Labour people to answer in more depth! However, I could say that I suspect that he might not be as close to the new leader as he was to previous prime ministers!


  • Photo: Sandra McDowallSandra McDowall answered on 28 Sep 2010:

    I want you to think of me as a serene grandmother so I’d better keep my opinion to myself.