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Anger as Mandelson threatens to sue HBOS merger challengers – Sunday Herald

With a hat tip to Graham: SOURCES CLOSE to Alex Salmond last night accused Lord Mandelson of trying to “stack the deck” against those challenging the merger of HBOS with Lloyds TSB after they were threatened with huge legal bills unless they dropped their case. Lawyers acting for Mandelson, the business and enterprise secretary, told the Merger Action Group (MAG) that unless it halted its legal fight, Mandelson would “pursue costs against each of the group’s identified members”. However if […]

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“Peter Mandelson ‘dripped pure poison’ about Gordon Brown”

According to the Telegraph: Peter Mandelson, the new Business Secretary, had a private meal with George Osborne, the shadow chancellor, just weeks ago during which he is alleged to have savagely criticised the Prime Minister. Would Mandelson dare to take the position of Prime Minister from within the Lords? I believe the last peer to be PM was Douglas-Home in 1963, who renounced his peerage to stand for the commons. read more | digg story

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