The Prince of Darkness

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  1. With the Coalition government doing quite well, and Labour not really doing much, I noticed that one man has been rather silent for the past few weeks.

    I haven't seen Lord Mandelson giving interviews or plugging his book, and this worries me. What is he up to?
  2. Maybe the conservatives have a role for the spunk dribbler?
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    Half time entertainment at the next Six Nations?
  4. Fixed that for you.No thanks required.
  5. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

  6. "Mandy",the only man born North of Watford,that asked the question in a Northern Chippy whilst looking at the Mushy Peas,"Oh,is that Guacamole you're serving with the fish and chips", and what planet do you come from Peter ? ;-)
  7. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Dont you worry about what Baron Mandelson is up to. Just carry on and read the Daily Telegraph. And the daily Express. We know whats best for you after all.
  8. Mandy is undoubtedly used to licking guacamole from his South American beau's ringpiece.
  9. Soory roofie,as good as the story is,and I have used it myself before,however..........
    Snopes has another version.What a shame.

    The story is that Peter Mandelson when he was making his face known in Hartlepool (a quaint fishing village on the banks of the river Tees in England) went to a fish and chip shop* for a meal to bolster his proletarian credentials. He pointed to the mushy peas and said "And I'll have some of the avocado dip with it."

    I've never believed this story, but I tend to use it whenever Mandelson gets into the news. Mooching around this evening on tne interweb worldnet thingy, I found this site. Apparently it wasn't Mandelson who originally said it but an American businessman's daughter who was working for Jack Straw at the time of a hard-fought by-election.

    Working from a disused office in what had been the industrial quarter of Kirby before recession had reduced it to a brick-strewn wasteland, thier only source of food was a chippie nearby in a small row of shops where the shutters stayed up all day as a precaution against vandals... it was so very different from the home life of Shelley Keeling, daughter of a wealthy East Coast American businessman, who was completing her studies by spending a year working in the parliamentary office of Jack Straw, who was in Knowsley North as the candidate's political advisor. One day, a party researcher named Julian Eccles.. invited her to the chippie to taste the local fare. Sunk into the counter was a large metal dish containing something green and viscous. 'That looks delicious; is it avocado?' she enquired. It was mushy peas.
  10. He's probably a heap of ash lying in his coffin in Castle Mandelstein, merely waiting for one of his familiars to sprinkle blood on him so he can arise again.
  11. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    I'm curious about why you all hate Mandleson so much? Dare I suggest there is a strong element of homophobia.

    Certainly the loony left hate him because he was part of the reforming group that dragged the Labour Party into the late 20th Century and not only made them electable but re-electable. I think that was a shame but its not a reason to hate the man because he was an effective politician. In some ways it does him credit that he was able to put aside his personal difficulties with the oaf Brown and help him in the run up to the 2010 election although I beleive he put his loyalty to the Labour Party above his loyalty to the country in supporting the oaf.

    As for the accusations of corruption he did not do the things he was accused of. To believe them you have to buy into the propeganda put ouit by then oaf Brown. As for his being a Gucci Socialist and a hypocrite. All socialists are either fools of charlatans, Mandleson is no worse than most and indeed he has never damned aspiration whilst wallowing in luxury as many on the left do.

    I actually think he should have been in the Tory Party. The centre of it probably better represents what he believes in rather than the Labour party - bit like Blair really, but he was born with prejudices against the Tories that he could not overcome.
  12. Are you his agent? The sleaze-bag had to resign TWICE over questionable dealings. If only he'd asked you to vouch for him he could have stayed. IF he was innocent each episode shows a lack of judgement if nothing else.

    The man is a self-serving toe-rag.