Evil and its returns
Of the many confidences broken by Peter Mandelson in his The Third Man, perhaps the most striking (not that I have finished reading it yet) is this quotation from a note from Cherie Blair after his first resignation, in which “the engine of my destruction was Gordon Brown”, from the Cabinet in December 1998:
I have no doubt you have been the victim of a vicious and selfish campaign … My only consolation is that I believe a person who causes evil to another will in the end suffer his returns. That he is prepared to risk the whole Labour government and to plot against a vital part of it means that to me he has lost any claim to the moral high ground he affects to inhabit.
Or possibly about 20 years too early.Tagged in: cherie blair, cherie booth, peter mandelson
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