Right, I know this may come as a total and utter surprise to everyone but it would seem that Mandelson saved Baroness Scotland!
He had a 'word in the ear' of the Prime Mentalist and urged him not to make knee jerk decisions.
“Tony learned from my experience and he said subsequently that kangaroo courts, rushing to judgement, is not the way to deal with people’s ministerial jobs,” he says today.
“The point is you have to inform yourself properly, before rushing to judgement and that’s what the Prime Minister has done in this case.”
Perhaps Mandelson really pointed out that Gordon didn't really need another bitter enemy for the time being...