On the 6th April his department issued a press release titled "Peter Mandelson Leads First Business Delegation to Iraq in Twenty Years" within which stated that Mandy's delegation was the "first British business delegation to visit Iraq in over twenty years". Slight problem, it's not true and they issued a statement saying (my emphasis),
For clarification, this was the first British Government-sponsored trade delegation to visit Iraq in over twenty years, not to be confused with the visits sponsored by the Middle East Association that have taken place within that time period.I gave the Middle East Association to find out if this clarification was as a result of them complaining about Mandelson's department putting out a misleading statement and was told that "it's safe to assume that, yes".
Spin is dead. Long live spin!