James Forsyth James Forsyth

Mandelson and Charlie Whelan <em>have</em> met

The enmity between the Blair and Brown camps seemed to be perfectly captured by the fact that Charlie Whelan had to resign after Mandelson’s first resignation. The Blairites were convinced that Whelan had leaked the story and the principle of an eye for an eye and a tooth for tooth demanded that Whelan go too.

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