Sunday, October 05, 2008

Exactly what Brownites think of Peter Mandelson

In today's Observer, Andrew Rawnsley says this of the return of Peter Mandelson to the Cabinet: "To many, not least in the Prime Minister's own clan, Peter Mandelson is the Antichrist. The reaction of some of the Brownites is unprintable in a Sunday newspaper."

Handily, the same issue of the Observer has an opinion piece about that Joe Kinnear press conference, which constitutes an exhaustive test of which words this particular Sunday newspaper considers unprintable. And judging by what gets asterisked, there is only one word that Mr Rawnsley could mean. It begins with a C.

(Note for those surprised to see this feed springing to life: most of my blogging now goes on elsewhere, under my real name; but the combination of swearing and other newspapers made this seem an unsuitable subject for there.)