How Peter Mandelson gave birth to the Con-Lib coalition in Britain
Posted on May 16th, 2010

Ajit Randeniya

Reports over the last week were incessant as to how the formation of a coalition government between two most unlikely partners, the Conservative and the Liberal Democratic parties is going to usher a new era for Britain.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Much has been made about the similarities between the new Prime Minister David Cameron (Call Me Dave) and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg: they are both 43 and of course, come from wealthy backgrounds; Clegg the grandson of Russian nobility – Cameron the offspring of a Baronet’s daughter; Cameron educated at Eton and Oxford – Clegg at Westminster and Cambridge. Both are said to be well-spoken, the old-fashioned way of saying they speak ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”the Queen’s EnglishƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ The commentators however, seem to be coy about pointing out that the sight of Cameron and Clegg appearing together in public, staring fondly in to each other’s eyes, remind the world of the gay couple in the 2005 movie ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”Brokeback MountainƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢!

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Seriously, such banalities cannot hide the fact that this unusual looking coalition is just another step along the process of deception of the British public that began with the anointment of Tony Blair, in preparation for the Iraqi invasion. The project is not yet over because the Palestinians still hold some land and Iran is making some noises! Miliband will need to be the next man, preferably following the collapse of the coalition before its full term.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ The recent current events in British politics, are the latest steps in a process that started in the early 1990s with the hijacking of the British Labour Party and repackaging of it as ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”New LabourƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ that offered the ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”Third WayƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ of governance for Britain, with Tony Blair as leader.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Following the ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”wake upƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ of the British people to the fraud Tony Blair represented, the prime ambition of the Zionist cabal now is to pass on Labour leadership to David Miliband their card carrying agent in Britain. The election and the coalition forming processes are just the means of getting Gordon Brown out of the way; by making sure that Labour lost the election and that Brown be barred from becoming prime minister under any circumstance. David Miliband should become next Labour party leader, and the next prime minister.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ This article is about the key steps of the process that began in 1994, and the man behind the machinations, Peter Mandelson.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ The ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”Third WayƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ movement

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ A movement referred to as the Third Way transformed the political machinery of the so-called western democracies in the early 1990s. The two party system they had been already reduced to in these countries, nominally representing what is referred to as the Left and Right of the political spectrum, was dragged to the ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”centreƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢. The move erased all political and ideological differences between the two parties, limiting any differences to the ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”personalitiesƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ of the leaders.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ The Third Way, introduced by social engineers such as Anthony Giddens and Julian Le Grand of the London School of Economics (where else?) has been described as an ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”ethereally definedƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ concept, and more colourfully as the Loch Ness Monster of British politics – people have heard of it , there are occasional sightings, but there is no confirmation that the beast really exists!

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Put at its most basic the Third Way is an unswerving belief in the merits of the free market as the engine of growth; it promotes entrepreneurship, enterprise and wealth creation at all costs.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Through this Trojan Horse, the British Labour Party that had grown since the 19th century as a ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”democratic socialist partyƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ seeking representation for workers was de-linked from its support base, and was moved toward middle class voters. Clause Four of the party constitution that referred to ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”socialismƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ was abolished in 1992, and electoral manifestos have not contained the term since.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Giddens suggested that the Third Way sees the nation state as too big for small problems and too small for big ones. He advocated for example, devolution in the UK and the passing of some functions to Europe, marking the end of the sanctity of the nation as the British knew it.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ This movement was accompanied by a broader global push toward a new moral order based on the theory that ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”what one does within one’s own borders is every oneƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s businessƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢; this was necessary to justify the attacks on Saddam HusseinƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s Iraq under the pretext of protecting the Kurds.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Peter Mandelson, the operator

The key architect in the rebranding of the British Labour Party as ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”New LabourƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ and its subsequent landslide victory in the 1997 general election was a man named Peter Benjamin Mandelson; his accomplices were Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

MandelsonƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s father was the advertising manager at The Jewish Chronicle and his close relatives had worked alongside many important Labour politicians during the 1960s. He worked as a television producer at London Weekend Television before he was plucked by the Labour Party in 1985 to be its Director of Communications. His work in this role gave birth to the description of party apparatchiks as ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”spin doctorsƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢.

He entered parliament in 1992 as Member for Hartlepool and was Labour’s election Campaign Director for the 1997 general election, which Labour won by a landslide.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Mandelson and scandal

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ In October 1998, during his first period in the Cabinet, Mandelson was forced to ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”come outƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ when the openly gay former MP Matthew Parris mentioned, during a live media interview in the wake of the resignation of Ron Davies MP following a gay sex-scandle, that “Peter Mandelson is certainly gay”. In 2000, Mandelson publicly acknowledged his long term relationship with his long-time partner, 21 year old Brazilian Reinaldo Avila da Silva, 27 years his junior at the time. The media gave Mandelson the nickname ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”MandyƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢, indicative of his role in the relationship!

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ He was forced twice to resign from Tony Blair’s government while holding Cabinet positions. The firs time, Mandelson had bought a home in the fashionable Notting Hill in 1996 with the assistance of an interest-free loan of ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚£373,000 from Geoffrey Robinson, a millionaire Government MP who was subject to an inquiry into his business dealings by Mandelson’s department. They both had to resign. But after just ten months in the wilderness, Blair appointed him again to Cabinet as ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”Secretary of State for IrelandƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ On 24 January 2001 Mandelson was forced to resign for a second time following accusations of using his position to influence a passport application for Srichand Hinduja, one of the four brothers of the Hinduja family of India who preside over a 10 billion dollar global business empire including Ashok Leyland. Hinduja was desperately seeking British citizenship due to legal proceedings in India over the alleged involvement in the Bofors scandal; With a donation of a million pounds, the Hinduja family had become the main sponsor of the “Faith Zone” in the Millennium Dome.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ After scandals leading to MandelsonƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s resignation twice, Blair couldnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t appoint him again to Cabinet despite Labour win in the June 2001 general election; but he made him the UK’s European Commissioner in 2004.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Mandelson and the Builderbergs

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ In 1999 and 2009, Mandelson has admitted to being an invited guest of the secretive Bilderberg Group annual conferences where a cabal of 130 moneybags make secret decisions to control global politics, banking, business, the military and media.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ As European Union trade commissioner, Mandelson continued to engage in providing assistance to the global business elite, unethically and fraudulently. In April 2005, the news came out that Mandelson had spent the previous New Year’s Eve on the yacht of Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, which was at the centre of a major EU investigation.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ In October 2008, Mandelson was reported to have holidayed in August 2008 on Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s yacht on the Greek island of Corfu; he had been responsible for cutting aluminium tariffs, benefitting Deripaska’s company RusAl.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ In August 2009, The Independent reported that Mandelson was persuaded of the need to try to reduce illegal file-sharing after a meeting with DreamWorks co-founder David Geffen at the Rothschild family villa on the Greek island of Corfu. An unnamed Whitehall source had said, “Mandelson returned from holiday and effectively issued the edict that the regulation needs to be tougher.”

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ The Digital Economy Act, which gives the government the right to take down the Internet connections of those suspected of illegally downloading copyrighted material, championed by Mandelson, was passed by the defeated Labour government in its last session of parliament, causing outrage among online freedom campaigners. Nick Clegg described it during campaigning as ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”an ugly Parliamentary stitch-upƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢, and was a ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”classic example of what’s wrong with WestminsterƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Mandelson denied that the two events were linked.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Gordon BrownƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s desperation

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Upon becoming prime minister in 2007, Brown attempted to mend fences with the Blairites. But David Milliband, a leading Blairite, never supported Brown. Despite the personal acrimony flowing from MandelsonƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s backing of Blair for party leadership over him back in 1994, Gordon BrownƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s desperate need to ward off Miliband made him ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”curry favoursƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ with Mandelson again.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ In January 2008, when Patricia Hewitt and Geoff Hoon challenged Brown in an abortive putsch, Mandelson brokered a deal which prevented MilibandƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s resignation, albeit after a wait of full seven hours and a decidedly lukewarm expression of support.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Brown kept his end of the deal by appointing Mandelson In October 2008 as Business Secretary and by making him a life peer, entitling him to a seat in the House of Lords. He was created Baron Mandelson of Foy, a village where he holidayed as a child, in the County of Durham; he will continue to receive ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚£234,000 over the next three years in taxpayers’ money, in addition to a ministerial income of ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚£104,000. This comes in addition to a generous EU pension scheme which pays him ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚£31,000 a year – rising in line with inflation – from the age of 65.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Since returning to office Mandelson supported the planned Heathrow Airport expansion, prompting the environmental protester Leila Deen of anti-aviation group ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”Plane StupidƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ to throw a cup of green custard outside a summit on the government’s Low Carbon Industrial Strategy.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ In a cabinet reshuffle in June 2009, he was appointed to the honorific office of First Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. Mandelson was a member of 35 of the 43 Cabinet committees and subcommittees.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ BrownƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s slavish reliance on Mandelson became so intense that other Cabinet members have quipped: ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-Under Gordon Brown, ideas are positively encouraged in Cabinet, if they were Peter MandelsonƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s to begin with.ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚

This level of influence Mandelson yielded in government is totally out of proportion with the level of influence he yielded within the Labour party; grassroots members never accepted him, prompting Tony Blair to state once that his ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”mission would be completed when the Labour Party learned to love [Peter] Mandelson.ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢

The former progressive London Mayor Ken Livingstone described Peter MandelsonƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s role in the politics of the Labour party over the past 20 years as ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”pernicious and damagingƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢.

Mandelson stabs Brown in the back

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ The Labour Party under Gordon Brown suffering the worst electoral defeat in 80 years at the last election, Mandelson got the chance he was waiting for. A gullible and desperate Brown appointed Mandelson to lead the negotiating team with the Liberal Democrats, alongside Schools Secretary Ed Balls, Transport Secretary Lord Adonis and Energy Secretary Ed Miliband. Mandelson virtually held Gordon Brown’s fate in his hands as he led the backroom negotiating aimed at keeping Labour in power through a coalition with Liberal Democrats. MandelsonƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s position at the head of the possible assassins of Brown was hugely ironic given that he was brought back into government by Brown in 2008 to help save his premiership!

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Mandelson indicated right at the beginning that a change of leader might be needed to allow the party to secure a coalition that would allow it to stay in government.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Similar speculation has attended Nick CleggƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s own motivation and his handling of his partyƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s power-sharing talks with Labour. When he attended the first post-election meeting with his MPs, from a position of weakness after disappointing election results, his partyƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s grassroots and its grandees, including Lord Ashdown and Sir Menzies Campbell, have expressed deep doubts about working with the Tories and asked him to be partial to Labour.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ As things turned out, the unthinkable, that is to the British people, happened! The unholy matrimony between the Conservatives and the so-called progressive Liberal Democrats was consumed!

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ David Miliband stuck to the script by declaring his candidacy of Labour Party leadership while the seat was still warm. He made an audacious bid to win over disillusioned Liberal Democrats by saying Labour was now the country’s only progressive party. He went to Harrow and was campaigning hard in central England, where he declared that the party had not heeded the voters enough on ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”hotƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ issues such as immigration and fat welfare rolls.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ More than 10,000 people have already joined Labour in fury over the Lib Dems joining the Conservatives in government and Mr Miliband said that the pact presented ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢a big opportunityƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Most insiders who know Mandelson and the inner workings of the Labour Party believe that Mandelson ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”engineeredƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ a failure of talks so that BrownƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s party leadership, and possibly his political career ends, giving the much awaited opportunity to David Miliband to become party leader, and by inference, Prime Minister in waiting.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ God Save the Queen!

One Response to “How Peter Mandelson gave birth to the Con-Lib coalition in Britain”

  1. gdesilva Says:

    “A movement referred to as the Third Way transformed the political machinery of the so-called western democracies in the early 1990s. The two party system they had been already reduced to in these countries, nominally representing what is referred to as the Left and Right of the political spectrum, was dragged to the ‘centre’. The move erased all political and ideological differences between the two parties, limiting any differences to the ‘personalities’ of the leaders.”

    Almost exactly the same is (or has already happened) happening in Australia where the difference between the two main parties, Labor and Liberal, amounts to the character of the respective party leaders and has nothing much to do with the party policies.

    A very interesting article.

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