Mandelson (and Blair) represent Labour’s past and Labour’s defeat

Peter Mandelson says he is loyal to Ed Miliband; he has a funny way of showing it. The extracts from the new chapter of the paperback edition of his book, The Third Man, published on Labour Uncut and Labour List, provide much ammunition for the Tories. Labour’s leadership election rules, for example, Mandelson claims gave a deciding voice to union organisers, many of whom were not Labour members. What nonsense! He merely wishes to prevent hundreds of thousands of affiliated members from voting. But the real lesson is that the Dark Lord still doesn’t understand why we lost. Continue reading