Comments for en-gb 30 Sun 28 Dec 2014 02:02:13 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at steelpulse Cold as Ice? About that, Sequin. No worries.I am just warming down. -40 C isn't uncommon in the place that aint Missouri.And someone asked on the TV just now. About the return of someone to Government - and as he wasn't an elected MP - a place being made available in the Lords? Quelle surprise.Where is shame anymore in this country when two strikes still doesn't mean you are "outta there!"? Fri 03 Oct 2008 14:15:59 GMT+1 Electric Dragon Some dire rumours coming out of Iceland: note, unconfirmed, just the FT's source, obviously not as solid as anything from Robert "the ship of state is the only one that leaks from the top" Peston. Fri 03 Oct 2008 13:54:42 GMT+1 vainly_here PM back in the Cabinet? I can't believe it - just when I thought there was some hope for Gordon Brown. He needs to be rid of Blears, but adding Mandelson, has he gone raving mad? Fri 03 Oct 2008 11:43:04 GMT+1 Nigel_N I have a vague memory that one of NewLab's many early promises was a reform of the Upper House so that we had a democratic government. Can someone explain how that fits with Mandy etc coming into the Cabinet without election.And if Mandy's replacement in Europe is running transport until next year, does this suggest that transport and Europe are of no importance. Fri 03 Oct 2008 11:42:37 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat Huh? Mandy's back in the cabinet?Should we start a sweep now on why he'll have to resign this time?When can we expect his equally dodgy chum Mr Blunkett back in cabinet?Seriously, in the wake of the bashing capitalism is getting right now, it seems ludicrous to bring in one of the architects of New Labour's swing (rocket-powered leap?) to the right... Fri 03 Oct 2008 11:29:04 GMT+1 DI_Wyman How topical, it's Friday so it must be fish-n-chips for tea! Fri 03 Oct 2008 10:57:27 GMT+1 Lady_Sue (4) Big Sis: thanks and yes it would be fun to be able to revisit them. The new lot are most amusing. and (5) agree with you entirely about coming out decisions being left to the individual. It was also discussed on Women's Hour and I believe to the same conclusion. Fri 03 Oct 2008 10:39:00 GMT+1 Big Sister So, Mandy is definitely back.What I find encouraging about this is that it would appear to demonstrate that Mr. Brown does not harbour grudges (or is capable of rising above grudges), given that Mandy had not been a 'fan' of his.And, perhaps, with age, Mr. M is becoming more circumspect?Now, I'm not a Mandy fan, but I recognise that he does have useful qualities for any government. It will be interesting to see how his career runs this time.At a slight tangent here, I was thinking of Mr. M last Sunday while listening to Miriam Margoyles talking about her regrets at disclosing her homosexuality to her mother and the guilt she felt at, possibly, being the trigger for her mother's stroke. I remembered how outraged I had felt when Mr. M was forced to reveal his own sexuality when, apparently, he had not wanted this to be made public on account of his parents. However hypocritical this stance may have seemed to others, I have to say that I believe the right to disclose should be left to the discretion of the individual, on the clear understanding, of course, that it does not in any way affect their work (or, in this case, voting in Parliament).What do others think? Fri 03 Oct 2008 10:09:17 GMT+1 Big Sister Lady Sue: We've never been able to revisit the straps, and I seem to recall somebody suggesting a while back that perhaps there should be a strap archive. The idea wasn't picked up on by Eddie and the team.Perhaps we should collectively request one (if it isn't going to make too much work)? Fri 03 Oct 2008 10:02:19 GMT+1 Lady_Sue I'm enjoying the change of strapline but finding it very annoying that I can't remember what it was BEFORE all the alternatives were requested. I've tried going back into the archives but it stays steadfastly at today's version. Can anyone remind me or is something fishy going on? Fri 03 Oct 2008 09:58:25 GMT+1 Gladys_Friday Hello Sequin - I get Duck in Plum Sauce from Iceland. Fri 03 Oct 2008 09:58:12 GMT+1 Big Sister I thought catfish had whiskers? It would appear I was wrong. But they look pretty fierce.Will you keep us updated on the Blog, Sequin - about the reshuffle, I mean, not about Mr. Mandelson, shuffles, and the like. Though, come to think of it, can anyone else see a resemblance between the fish and Mr. M? ;o) Fri 03 Oct 2008 09:45:13 GMT+1