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Mandelson declares new Labour dead and promises to ‘ruffle feathers’

Publié par Clifford Armion le 06/03/2010

Francis Elliott

"Lord Mandelson reads the last rites over new Labour today, declaring that the project that he helped to fashion died on May 6, 2010.

"Writing in The Times, the architect of the party's recovery from electoral oblivion and its 13-year reign reveals that he is about to deliver the project's full obituary. It will no doubt ruffle some feathers, he says of his memoir to be published this summer.

"The peer, twice forced to resign but who staged an astonishing political comeback two years ago, offers an early taste of an account that he says will be a mixture of history, autobiography and emotion.

"He says that he regrets persuading Gordon Brown to stand aside in favour of Tony Blair in 1994. If we had resolved the matter there and then, we would have avoided so much of the soap opera that followed."

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"Mandelson declares new Labour dead and promises to ‘ruffle feathers’", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2010. Consulté le 01/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/mandelson-declares-new-labour-dead-and-promises-to-ruffle-feathers-