Wednesday, July 15, 2009
In my motor industry article I noted that Peter Mandelson seemed to have seen the light in the shape of the real economy and real politics. He defied the (unstated) Treasury line that nothing could or should be done about British car manufacturing. Now he has rejected the previous government line that there would be no public spending cuts. It was, of course, utterly laughable, a blatant lie that assumed the voters were so thick they would not notice. Mandelson has, apparently, defeated the 'voters are thick' faction. I warm to the man.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 6:40 am