Whoo, boy, this is a strong piece. And no, I don\’t disagree with a word of it.
Lord Mandelson is destroying Labour for the sake of the EU. He is determined to prop up Gordon Brown until after the Irish referendum on the Lisbon Treaty, whatever the cost to his party. See how they operate, these Euro-zealots. They are like Richard Dawkins\’s selfish genes, not caring what happens to their host organisms once they have served their purpose.
This might strike you as a curious way to talk about the Business Secretary. After all, we keep reading that Mandy is a Labour man to his backbone, that the one fixed point on his whirling moral compass is dedication to the party. But his first allegiance, these days, is to Brussels. There is no other way to explain his behaviour over the past month.
Worth noting that Mandy is still getting some £70,000 a year from the European Commission. Yes, really.
*Can anyone come up with a decent phrase here? You know, like Stormin\’ Norman or something. Need a monicker for Dan we do.