Is there anyone that Peter Mandelson doesn't have little tet a tets with while on holiday? The latest conspiracy-stirring cocktail hour came in Corfu when Lord Mandelson, a guest of the Rothschild family, met with none other than the son of Colonel Gaddafi.
A week later it is revealed that Abdelbaset Ali Al-Megrahi, the man imprisoned in Scotland as the Lockerbie bomber, is to be released on compassionate grounds. Coincidence? Pure coincidence say Lord Mandelson's officials in response to a story in the Financial Times this morning.
It could be. The Rosthschilds and Gaddafis do know each other. The Spectator diarist Taki gives a fascinating insight into this world of cocktails and Middle East politics in his blog.