Saturday, 17 July 2010
Mandelson's New Book
I'm disappointed that Peter Mandelson has released his 'memoirs' so soon after the general election, when Labour needs to regain public trust, and of course, public image. I haven't read it yet, and I always think that you don't have the grounds to fully criticise something if you haven't read/watched/experienced it. It's easy to judge it negatively when extracts on Blair and Brown have been published across the mainstream media, representing them in a less than perfect light.
One good thing which could come from Mandy's book is that the public will see a more 'human' side to the past leaders, which is hard to find in Cameron and Clegg. But I think the book's release just confirms what many had already thought about the politician who has been given so many chances in the Party; that his main priorities appear to be himself, his image, and his money.