According to the whistleblower – whose account was confirmed by a minister who described Balls’s activities as “unforgiveable” – Mandelson is particularly frustrated by the “shadow operation” and is desperate for “someone to bring order” to the mess inside No 10. His preferred candidate is Alastair Campbell, Blair’s former spin doctor.
It is understood that Brown has made it clear to Campbell that he can have “whatever he wants” in exchange for returning to a full-time role at No 10, including a peerage.
It seems that republicans think it's corrupt for the queen to ennoble anyone. But here we have a corrupt, money-grubbing Eurocrat telling the Prime Mentalist to give a mendacious, corrupt media whore a peerage in exchange for more fucking poison dripping.
Some days it just really isn't worth chewing through the restraints.