Monday 19 January 2009

More on reshuffle

The Post's Business Editor has done a clear diagnosis of the battle lines between Clarke and Mandelson. He writes on the Dark Prince:

"He was characterised by one former lobby correspondent as 'the proverbial riddle wrapped in a mystery wrapped in an enigma'.

"Trying to put journalists off stories he didn't like, he would tell them quietly 'I think you will find that story will remain an exclusive'.

"Clarke, on the other hand, is the model of 'take me as you find me'.

"I bumped into him at Newark and Notts Show once to find not a sharp-suited high flyer with a retinue of minders in tow, but a bloke in a battered Barbour wondering which stand his lady wife had wandered off to."

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