I see Lord Mandelson of all sorts of interesting places and titles has been having full and frank conversations with the Krafty butchers of Cadburys:
Business Secretary Lord Mandelson has said he is “disappointed” that food giant Kraft would not commit to managing Cadbury’s brands in the UK.
Frankly, I struggle to see what business it may be of Lord Mandelson how Kraft intends to run one of its subsidiaries. He may well believe that because he is a Labour minister that he can still prance around the business community like he owns it, but unfortunately for him, Cadbury is not a bank. I can only imagine that Irene Rosenfeld is a person of better breeding than Mandelson and smiled sweetly as he laid down his demands while thinking to herself: “I’m glad I’ll be leaving this pestilent little monster behind when I return to the land of the free.”
Really, what business is it of the government at all, that Mandelson even feels that he is entitled to harangue this woman like she’s some sort of disappointing acolyte?
He said he was glad of the personal meeting, but would now be looking for “much harder, more specific commitments in the next three to six months”.
Much harder, eh? Was he firm? Was he all butch and strong and manly with her?