Isabel Hardman Isabel Hardman

Lord Mandelson gives Miliband two big tasks

There is always something quietly devastating about a pronouncement from Lord Mandelson. Today more polls reveal the Labour party is failing to make headway when the Tories are in an almighty flap, and the New Labour peer gave his tight-lipped, politely-delivered prescription on the Marr Show for how Ed Miliband can salvage things:

‘I think that Ed Miliband has two tasks.

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