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Tristan & Isolde, Romeo & Juliet and now - Mandelson & the BERR

Well, maybe it isn't reciprocated:

"And it is to strengthening that partnership in the cause of building a new modern industrial and regional policy that I wish to dedicate my energies in my return to the Department I love".

He does know how to sweet talk his true love, doesn't he, the silver-tongued charmer?


The BERR is what the Board of Trade is called this week, by the way.

As a footnote to end all footnotes, I was again searching youtube in the vain hope that someone had posted Mandelson's 'I will survive' Hartlepool speech, and this came up as the first hit:



Meanwhile, this youtuber appears to have stumbled upon the real reason for Brown hiring Mandelson:


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Blogger Nick Drew said... 8:53 pm

oh, sack him !

i thought he said ...

never mind  



Blogger Blue Eyes said... 8:25 am

I hope the Tories put it back to being the Board of Trade and appoint a President, once more.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 8:45 am

ND - Oh aye...

BE - Yes, a fine title. Given all the splendid titles available out there, maybe we should have a Pasha in charge of health, a Lord Protector at the Home Office, and a Commissar or two for Housing.  



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