So Mandelson - lord of all he surveys in the County of Herefordshire and the County of Durham (and Westminster?) - has told the Communication Workers Union to 'wake-up' to prevent the Royal Mail's further decline.
Perhaps Mandelson and his colleagues need to 'wake-up' to prevent the United Kingdom's further decline?
Commenting that, previously, the unions had requested ministerial intervention in their disputes Mandelson is quoted as saying:
"I have instructed this will not happen........"
Getting a bit 'butch' and authoritative are we not, Sweeetie - trying to show who wears the trousers?
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