Straw man o' the day
"We have too often acted as if we have nothing to learn from the rest of Europe, or gain from closer European co-operation," explained Lord Mandelson. "After the crunch, that attitude is simply no longer credible.
"No matter how badly a downturn might tempt us to think and act in national silos, the next five years will in fact demand an even greater Europeanism from us."
The warning followed gains from eurosceptic parties in the European Parliament elections last weekend".
Presumably he means the Tory party and UKIP, given that No2Eu etc did not exactly set the Thames, or come to that the Tyne, on fire. Both parties are committed to free trade, so what is he playing at?