Thursday 6 August 2009

Mandelson's Doh!

I imagine Lord Mandelson’s face might be redder than a baboon’s bottom this morning.

Rolls Royce – the firm he praised last week as among the “best in British manufacturing” and handed £40m of his department’s money to – has been shafted by one of his cabinet colleagues.

Bob Ainsworth’s Ministry of Defence has decided not to buy up Rolls Royce fighter engines instead opting for a cheaper American model.

The Telegraph reports the move means Rolls Royce could shed up to 750 UK jobs.

A proverb about the left hand and the right springs to mind.


Events dear boy, events said...

This was flatly denied by Quentin Davies on Today. He said the decision was months away from being made.

Oldrightie said...

Of course the loyalty, decency and downright honesty of Quentin Davies means so much as to kill this story dead. Doesn't it?

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