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09:35 UK time, Friday, 14 November 2008

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"You know how it is, the only other Englishman in the resort, you swap stories about work, and think you're never going to see them again" - George Osborne reflects on the taverna meeting with Mandelson

When George Osborne agreed some while ago to present the Newscomer of the Year gong at the Spectator's annual parliamentary awards, he couldn't have guessed the recipient might be one Lord (Peter) Mandelson. The last time the pair had been in such close proximity was over the summer, when then EU commissioner had apparently "dripped pure poison" about Gordon Brown in the ear of the shadow chancellor, a meeting which spawned Yachtgate.
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