Some of us have functioning memories and recall that this discredited politician twice had to resign from the Labour Cabinet due to dubious behaviour. Rather than taking advice from this political throw-back, he should be told to return to his well-paid retirement in the House of Lords.

Labour lost the 2019 general Election due to equivocation over Brexit and the conspiratorially concocted antisemitism smear. Jeremy Corbyn’s proposal to take key utilities back into public ownership, after the disastrous experience of privatisation, was popular with the public.

Mandelson wants Labour to embrace neoliberal policies, which would make the two main parties indistinguishable.