So, the (twice) disgraced former MP Peter Mandelson is back in the British government…. the same man who throughout the life of this administration had repeatedly criticised Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Already he has been said to have ruffled a lot of feathers.
This decision, as part of yet another desperate cabinet reshuffle by Brown. Hit by resignations and with another by-election looming in what could be Labour’s Scottish wasteland, his reputation continues to sink even further as he is humiliated yet again by both the party and media. Why on earth does he put himself through it?