Mandelson’s Greek farce Act II
Jane Merrick and James Hanning - 26 July 2009
It was, arguably, one of the most memorable incidents of last year, and certainly one the key players would rather forget: involving Peter Mandelson, George Osborne, a couple of yachts, some of the planet’s richest and most influential people – all set against the glistening backdrop of the Aegean.
Obviously unconcerned about the risk of tempting history to repeat itself, the two politicians again came together in 2009, again in Greece – and again surrounded by lavish floating gin palaces to mix with millionaires, billionaires and the world’s elite.
Yet, while Mr Osborne noted his attendance at the Bilderberg conference in the MPs’ register of interests, his co-player in this Greek drama’s second act has been a little coy.