Saturday, June 13, 2009

Ominous overlording odorivector...

DT Mandleson interviewFollowing on from yesterday's post about tales from the snakepit the arch kingmaker is now in "the city that made bunkers famous". The image (with a sinsiter look that seems to be saying "I vill only say zis vunce" although it was from a few years ago when Mandy was European Union trade chief) links to the Telegraph's Mandleson interview. "I'm there to work for the Prime Minister and the Government as a whole. That doesn't make me Gordon Brown's deputy." hmmm, that has more than one way of reading, and on his "saving" of gordon brown as PM he says "It is almost unimaginable rather than just simply ironic." Mandy also made sure he was "needed" by suggesting that threats of a challenge to Brown are still very much a probability.

Salisbury, Wolsey etc are among those people from history with vast although not absolute power with whom Mandy has been compared; others have compared him to fictional characters...not least the amusing hypnotist python Kaa in Jungle Book - you know " trust in me" - and of course the ultimate in sinister aides-de-camp Lord Vader.


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3 comments:

Les Paul Junior said...

Was the tem "aide de camp" meant to be a pun?

Seriously, though, we should be comforted by the thought of a general election in less than a year.

Span Ows said...

hahaha...indeed it was although the word popped into my head before the idea that it was rather more than appropriate! I suppose Camp Assistant, although technically the correct translation, is even more "punable"

Span Ows said...

On a serious note though, what do real labour voters do? protest vote? "Socialist Labour" candidate if there's one standing? No vote? I don't, unlike many, think for a minute it is already in the bag but I do seriously find it a worrying: I was stunned by the LDV van man on Question Time last week (it's a video clip on the QT webpage) Practically a self-confessed true dyed-in-the-wool Labourite that told Haine they would make them (Labour) pay at the next election. "Government hung LDV workers out to dry" LINK