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Diary

Peter Mandelson’s diary: The accomplishments of George Osborne – and Vladimir Putin

Plus: The rise of the Russian restaurant, Farage’s lessons for Labour, and my farming future

31 May 2014

9:00 AM

31 May 2014

9:00 AM

My trips to meet Russians in Russia these days are a little less controversial than my encounter with them in Corfu. The Corfu trip, though, did have the bonus of throwing me together with George Osborne, whom I had not known previously. Returning from St Petersburg I awoke on Saturday to his interview on the Today programme.

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