Interestingly, what Peter Mandelson actually said was “We don’t mind people being filthy rich so long as they pay their taxes.”
Guess which bit never gets quoted by the media.
Yes, it’s not as if the Conservative Party isn’t being forced by pressure from, among others, the sane wing of their own MPs to adopt Labour policies in self-defence.
No, he didn’t win. But the other side lost, as did the right wing media. It was, in fact, a battle of Jutland/Skaggerackschlacht moment. In that famous sea battle, in 1916, the Royal Navy lost more ships and men than the German High Seas Fleet. But the Germans failed to break out and did not have the strength for a second attempt. They never regained the initiative. Strategically, they lost the war at sea.