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UK Labour Party Conference

Every PM needs a Willie…

At the risk of sounding like I’m continuing a theme… Lord Mandelson displays a gift for comic timing after being asked by Tory MP Peter Luff if he is Gordon Brown’s “Willie”. Mr Luff, chairman of the Commons business committee, was referring to Margaret Thatcher’s famous comment about her deputy prime minister William Whitelaw – […]

Queen visits Iraq

Business Secretary Lord Mandelson is leading the first British business delegation to Iraq in over 20 years. Representatives from 23 companies are accompanying the business secretary on a one-day trip to Baghdad and Basra. The group will meet Iraqi government ministers to discuss how they can contribute to the economic reconstruction of the country… Lord […]