Peter Mandelson

No tea and sandwiches for 'Prince of Darkness' when he met his match in Machiavellian tactics

Former European trade commissioner, architect of Britain's New Labour party project and twice-sacked member of the cabinet Peter Mandelson (right) has been called many things.

Saturday, 13 November, 2010, 12:00am

Clinton's descent into free-trade buffoonery

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton may well prove to be a great president of the United States; who knows? But as a candidate for that high office, she has left a lot to be desired, and it is getting worse.

27 Dec 2007 - 12:00am


Wedding Card Street not worth preserving

I have read correspondence on the subject of 'Wedding Card Street', with amusement and sometimes incredulity.

7 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Battler pulls no punches

European Union trade commissioner Peter Mandelson's highly unusual career defies easy political description.

The ultimate British political insider, Mr Mandelson won a reputation as a feared manipulator when he worked with his close friend Tony Blair to fashion the New Labour revolution of the 1990s.

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Tempers flare in Sino-EU safety row

Mandelson speech angers Wu Yi

Wrangling between China and the European Union over mainland product safety intensified yesterday, with Vice-Premier Wu Yi publicly rebuking visiting EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson for his criticism of China's safety record.

27 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Moon-probe dedication needed on other fronts

On the day China hailed the first picture of the moon's surface from its lunar probe as evidence of its rise as a scientific and technological power, it was forced once again to defend its international reputation against more earthly benchmarks.

27 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

US toy designers caused problems, says safety boss

Beijing accuses west of protectionism as it battles to restore trust in exports

Beijing launched a counter-attack on Mattel yesterday, saying that a mass recall of toys by the world's largest toymaker was largely a result of its own faulty designs and not mainland production.

28 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Trade-offs and tribulations within the politics of pants

Peter Mandelson, the European Union's urbane trade commissioner, wants China to slap restrictions on its own textile exports. If China did, it would be mightily convenient for Mr Mandelson, his cohorts in the European Commission and a clutch of national governments across the continent.

27 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Taking Mickey out of the dome

What do you put inside the biggest construction in Europe - the GBP758 million (HK$9.48 billion) Millennium Dome being built on the Thames at Greenwich? The Richard Rogers-designed project has been plagued by cost overruns, disputes about its site, its purpose, and arguments about its very existence since it was given the green light by John Major's former Conservative government.

10 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Priority to Scottish and Welsh assemblies

The creation of separate assemblies for Scotland and Wales will be a top priority of the new Government, Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott said yesterday.

5 May 1997 - 12:00am