James Forsyth

Lord of the Dance

Lord of the Dance
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The momentum behind the Mandelson dancing story just keeps building. The latest piece is in the People column in today’s Times:

Was it a foxtrot, a waltz or a quickstep? Twinkletoed Lord Mandelson pressed his Strictly Come Dancing credentials by sweeping lobby correspondent Sunita Patel off her feet at his Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform drinks party at Westminster. “He was really very good,” says the Wolverhampton Express and Star reporter. “He asked me if I could dance and I said yes, though in fact it was actually my first time. Let’s put it this way, he didn’t tread on my toes.” Can his Cabinet colleagues say that?

Already the joke is Westminster is about a Political Strictly Come Dancing with Mandelson and Vince Cable. But no word yet on which Tory might be game for it. 

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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