I love that line. The kind of thing you could use as an email signature.
Peter Mandelson's memoirs (serialised in The Times) are getting mighty juicy. Yet if Labour had won the election it'd all still be waydago Gordon and platitudes all round as the piggies remained ensconced at the trough. So how much is fact and how much is fiction? In a way, it doesn't matter. If only a fraction of it is true, it still paints 'em all as rotten, rotten people.
A big reason for not trusting in governments' ability to Make Everything Right is that the more power there is up for grabs, the more attractive it is to those least deserving of the privilege of wielding it.