Lord of Darkness Lights Up GB News
This morning, Peter Mandelson, often playfully referred to as the "Lord of Darkness" in political circles, made an unexpected appearance on a live GB News broadcast. The former Labour figurehead took the opportunity to both jest at the channel and express his surprising support for it.
Meeting with Political Editor
Mandelson, who was touring the conference exhibition hall, caught the attention of GB News political editor Christopher Hope. Hope invited him for an impromptu chat, setting the stage for some amusing banter.
Championing Starmer's Pledges
Front-Row Seating Questioned
The presenters didn't hold back and questioned Lord Mandelson about his prominent front-row seat at Rachel Reeves's speech the previous day. Concerns were raised about the extent of influence the former Blairite administration may have over the current Labour leadership.
Mandelson responded with humor, stating, "I was put there to show my support for Johnny Reynolds and Rachel Reeves, which I did with great enthusiasm. I was like a stage prop between two bookends, sitting there with Sadiq Khan."
Support for GB News
In an unexpected turn, Mandelson declared himself a supporter of GB News, emphasizing the need for the channel to continue broadcasting. However, his reasoning was laced with political intrigue. He suggested that GB News was sowing division within the Conservative Party, drawing parallels with the 1992 General Election.
Mandelson reflected on the past, saying, "In 1992, the Conservatives were still a fairly united fighting force under John Major. It's quite different now, especially with Rishi Sunak. They seem like three different parties fighting each other as if they're already in opposition."
Stirring the Pot
As the presenters expressed consternation, Mandelson clarified his stance on GB News, stating, "Oh, I want GB News to keep going! They're stirring the pot, creating divisions within the Conservative Party, and it's quite timely!"