Who is dodgier, the banker or the politician?

In this case the banker, who found Mandy’s personal integrity was bought into disrepute.

Nathaniel Rothschild, the billionaire financier, risked bringing Lord Mandelson’s personal integrity into disrepute by inviting him on a business trip with a Russian oligarch, a High Court judge has ruled.

It may well have been news to Mandy that he had any personal integrity to bring into disrepute.

Peter Benjamin Mandelson, Baron Mandelson, PC (born 21 October 1953) is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hartlepool from 1992 to 2004, served in a number of Cabinet positions under both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, and was a European Commissioner. He was a key architect in the rebranding of the Labour Party as “New Labour” and its subsequent landslide victory in the 1997 general election.

He twice resigned from Tony Blair’s government while holding Cabinet positions. After his second resignation, he served as the European Commissioner for Trade from 2004 to 2008. He rejoined the government when he was made a life peer by the Queen and took his seat in the House of Lords on 13 October 2008.


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  • silly me..!

    ..i thought the piece was about key and that lord ashcroft(ford?)..

    ..’yknow..!..that dodgy tory member of the house of lords..?

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    • nzd.gbp

      um no. No it wasn’t. 
      It was about Nathaniel Rothschild and Peter Mandelson and stuff.

  • whalewatcher

    Mandelson is a horrible slimey prat who is loathes by the British public. I heard him interviewed on Radio 4 when I was in the UK about 2 years ago, and he sounded nasty and humourless.
    He is also a sodomite, for what it is worth.

  • Hakimofphut

    And why did Camerons  Defence minister had to resign ?
    There seems to be a ‘long time chum’ in the background. and a very late in life  marriage
    And then there is the Foreign Secretary… more chums but no marriage.
    Then there are the ones WITH wives who are longer wanted and  charges of perjury.

    Whalewatcher you need to burn the midnight oil to catchup on the private lives of British pollies

  • Hakimofphut

    Dont forget the earlier meeting on the Oligarchs yacht  and soon to be Chancellor Osborne and Mandelson and a Tory bagman

    Annoyed at reports of “what may or may not have happened at a private gathering” of his friends, Rothschild has written a letter in today’s Times, claiming George Osborne, the Tory shadow chancellor, also accepted his hospitality and “found the opportunity of meeting with Mr Deripaska so good that he invited the Conservatives’ fundraiser Andrew Feldman, who was staying nearby, to accompany him to Mr Deripaska’s boat to solicit a donation.”Rothchild also claimed that Feldman suggested in a subsequent conversation, at which Deripaska was not present, that as Deripaska is not British and accepting a donation from him would breach party funding rules, that the donation could be “channelled” through one of Deripaska’s British companies.