Well, accuse me of cynicism if you like, but something tells me this might just have something to do with his clash with EU leaders over the failure of the Lisbon Treaty referendum in Ireland earlier this year.
It really says it all that a shady, burnt out, rent boy loving EU Kommisar would be welcomed back into the Cabinet of an increasingly degenerate and rapidly collapsing NuLabour mobocracy. Whatever else we might well be tempted to say about all this, quite clearly Mr Mandelson and his friends have real staying power.
Isn't it comforting to know that no matter how much you screw up and tarnish the image of Great Britain with world-class sleaze, there will always be a place for you at Gordon Brown's table.
No need to panic, folks. There's a shiny new kid on the block, promising "change, change, change" we can all believe in. I don't know about you, but I just can't wait for his government of, by and for champagne guzzling hedge fund spivs and dodgy foreign donors. In the middle of the greatest financial crisis in history, I am sure that they will all have the best interests of the British people, and public finances, close to their hearts. Yeah, right ...
What a filthy disgrace this country has become under this cross (dressing?) party gang of malignant toe-rags!