Mandelson’s British fairyland- Ronan Bennett

Ronan Bennett’s clearly unimpressed by Peter Mandelson’s interpretation of the relationship between Tony Blair and Sinn Fein outlined in the Guardian this week during an interview conducted with the former chief spin doctor of New Labour.
Bennett argues that “the lesson Mandelson and those who nod so approvingly at his interview have still to learn is that [Sinn Fein’s] success is an acknowledgment by voters that the republican leadership drove the peace process, while the British government and unionists have proved – and in the case of Ian Paisley’s Democratic Unionist party continue to prove – dilatory in pursuit of a settlement.”

The Guardian’s series of articles published this week on the Peace Process can be viewed here.