The next general election in the UK is months away, yet like yesterday's in Norway the result is already known: they won, we lost. But for some members of the UK's present government, whether or not our class is duped into voting for them again, it is a win win situation:
Gordon Brown may be less sought-after by City headhunters than his first secretary. But the good news for the prime minister, should he be cast out of Downing Street next year, is that he can expect a warm welcome as an after-dinner speaker, earning up to £100,000 an hour in the US.
Lord Mandelson will face invitations to earn a small fortune in the private sector if Labour loses the general election, according to top headhunters....Andrew Garner, who chairs Norman Broadbent, said Lord Mandelson could earn hundreds of thousands if not millions of pounds a year for the rest of his life.
Such swine bring a certain image to mind.