Few politicians are good at taking the high ground and throwing themselves off it.
1996 Of Tony Blair and the revision of Clause Four. In the New Yorker, 5 Feb.
No serious challenge on the Left exists to Third Way thinking anywhere in the world. This is hardly surprising as globalisation punishes hard any country that tries to run its economy by ignoring the realities of the market or prudent public finances. In this strictly narrow sense, and in the urgent need to remove rigidities and incorporate flexibility in capital, product and labour markets, we are all "Thatcherite" now.Peter Mandelson
You'll say that I'm in charge of a Mickey Mouse project.Peter Mandelson