Monday, 22 February 2010

I'm Mandy. Lie, Me ?

How edifying to hear the fragrant Lord Mandelson strenuously asserting that bullying isn't tolerated, full stop.

Back in the '90's I worked in an office in No.4 Millbank, where the MSM have their Westminster studios, and NuLab had a pied-à-terre. One day in the corridor I saw Mandy berating a small group of young-ish folk, whom I took to be either Party functionaries or junior broadcasting hacks. He was assuring them, quietly but in the most menacing terms, that if whatever-it-was were to reoccur, he would personally ensure they never worked in London again.

Perhaps this was not bullying, but merely a statement of fact. It did seem to be having a profound, not to say diuretic effect.

There isn't a political journo in the land who couldn't tell similar tales.

But things have moved on and today Mandy is a different person. How times have changed, eh ?

ND

9 comments:

Bill Quango MP said...

Mandelson? A bully?
You must have overheard someone else telling a bunch of juniors that they were a 'useful collection of clustermugging some-of -a- which magazine, bunch of chumps.'

Joanna Cake said...

Obviously Ive never met him in person but I dont find him believable or credible in any way, shape or form. Slippery is the only word that comes to mind.

Elby the Beserk said...

I gather he only lies on mortgage application forms

Mark Wadsworth said...

That is a cracking post title and an even better caricature. The words aren't bad either.

Scrobs... said...

He's an utter snake, and I sincerely wish him the worst future after his dreadful mates in high places get shoved into oblivion after May 6th.

What is worse however, is that the pig-headed brown bloke who says he's in charge, hates him with every weedy bone in his pathetic body, but when he needs a 'BIG BOY', he squeals after him like the little bloke in the pub who everybody hates because he has such a strange way of talking to you.

Those two should really become the 'couple they yearn to be', and piss off to some African state where they can fester in the swamps and enjoy a little coconut oil together.

Total bastards the pair of them, and I want to run them both over if they ever come round here.

mutleythedog said...

I have met Mandelson several times and he is a scumbag liar and weird creep of the worst possible type . I wouldnt piss on his back teeth if they were on fire...

Nick Drew said...

so - that's, err, *counts on fingers* ... nem con eh, folks ?

(thanks Mark)

Letters From A Tory said...

I know, it is ridiculous, Mandelson's remarks are about as bizarre as Prescott complaining that Gordon Brown isn't a bully even though he cited Brown's temper tantrums and erratic behaviour in his own book.

hatfield girl said...

Meeting Scrobs in a bar would be a scary experience. All lovely and generous with a wickedly perceptive eye and cruel turn of phrase.