As noted by other posters, this man was twice thrown out of positions of power within the British Parliament WHICH HE SHOULD NEVER HAVE HAD IN THE FIRST PLACE - he has NEVER been voted into office by the Electorate, but Blair gave him public office anyway. TWICE. The second time was a few months after the [EXPLETIVE DELETED] was removed for getting caught doing things he shouldn't.
After his second "sacking" from Westminster, he then moved across/up to the European Parliament where, once again, he got caught misbehaving and was asked to leave. Bearing in mind what shennanigans some of the MEPs have been getting away with ("creative" accounts, abuse of office, philandering etc), Mandleson must have been up to some pretty serious sh-1-t indeed for Brussels to dump him.
And now he's back in Westminster AGAIN - still unelected, but taking over more and more of the Government's power and authority, apparently making policies and decisions far beyond the scope of the position he (somehow) holds.
I would love to know what he has on Gordon Brown and the rest of New Labour, as I cannot see any other reason for him to be able to get away with this. And on a related note, wasn't he one of the most vocal supporters of the move to abolish the House of Lords? If he was that set against it, why is he now a Lord himself?
Flames, cos this [EXPLETIVE DELETED] is taking the whole country to hell in a handbucket, but fast!