Peter Mandelson recounts his dealings with Putin to Andrew Marr…
Peter Mandelson: He once turned to me and said, you know you are a very, very unpleasant person, Mr. Mandelson, and you’re obviously determined to inflict great harm on Russia, which we reject. All I was doing was negotiating a trade agreement.
Marr: I’ve had worse from Momentum.
Peter Mandelson: I’ve had since worse from Momentum. But he’s, he will just sort of make you feel you’ll try and put you onto the backfoot and make you feel uncomfortable. He will try to show you up in front of your colleagues. He will make you out to be, you know, the, you know, the last remaining obstacles in what could be a marvellous agreement. He will try everything.