A Labour turncoat who launched a scathing attack on the Government has revealed that he has since received a roasting from – Lord Mandelson.
Prospective parliamentary candidate Manish Sood slammed Gordon Brown’s record on crime, immigration and the economy over the last three-and-a-half years.
But Sood was bombarded with hate mail and death threats from party members within hours of making his comments.
He claims Lord Mandelson rang at 1pm yesterday and tore into him during a heated ten-minute phone call to his home in Leicester, Leics.
Sood, who is standing as an MP for Norfolk South, said: ”The Labour party are very unhappy about what I said.
”I have had phone calls from Lord Mandelson shouting and swearing at the top of his voice down the phone – he was furious.
”He was saying how unhappy he was with what I said and that it wasn’t in line with the Labour party manifesto. But I told him that I was standing up for real Labour values.
”I said that he had turned the Government into a politically corrupt business party with too much bureaucracy but that just made Mandelson even more angry.
”He blew his top, he totally lost his temper and I had to tell him to calm down and learn some basic manners.
”I offered to lend him some books on basic politics and come around to my house and discuss it but the conversation became more heated it was like a battleground between us.
”He was obviously panicking and worried about the danger that it could do but Gordon Brown has done the most damage over the last three years.
”I have received hate mail and death threats on my phone and through email. I’m passing them all on to the police as they are from Labour party members who I believe have been put up to it by Labour MPs.”
Sood denied that his comments could lead to an increase in votes for the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives.
He said: ”I’m making these comments now as it is a way to distance myself from Gordon Brown so that I can win more votes.
”I believe that I have more knowledge and education than most of the people in the Labour party. I can do just as good a job as Gordon Brown is doing now if not better.
”I have complained for the last three and a half years during which time I have asked for no end of meetings with MPs in the cabinet but they have refused.
”They are arrogant and think they are untouchable. Gordon Brown cannot deceive British people any longer.
”He has destroyed everything that was good about this country and his record in all the major areas of policy is diabolical.
”He owes you, me, the people, the Queen and the British public an apology for what he has done.
”The fact that the party has been so aggressive in trying to silence me just shows the degree of control that they wield over people who stand up for what they believe in.
”I want the country to be like it was in the 70s when you could leave your doors open, milk bottles in the street and talk to your neighbours.”