Monday, January 14, 2008

I can't believe Peter Hain is hanging on!

No, seriously I can't. After all the revelations we heard in the Sunday Times that even his aids said he should go, and today the Telegraph will run a story saying that Gordon Brown is coming under pressure to sack him!

Its not hard. he runs the "No Ifs, no Buts" department, yet clearly can't control a small campaign team. What a joke.

What is also laughable is that some Labour apparatchiks are trying to equate this with George Osbourne declaring all his donations to the electoral commission and following the as it now appears wrong advice of the Parliamentary authorities in not registering the same with the register of members interests. There is no comparison.

The fact is that Peter Hain has demonstrated that he can't run a small operation, let alone one the size and with the budget of the Department of Work and Pensions.

Mind you, it is clear why he is hanging on, he is one of the domino's that if he fell would lead to the fall of Harriet Harman and Wendy Alexander.

The BBC has this and this, whilst Guido has this, this and this.

1 comment:

Man in a Shed said...

The question to ask, as ever is who benefits by his staying on?

The obvious answer might be Peter Hain.

But why is it worth the cost for Gordon Brown ?

Perhaps the answer is because of what Hain knows about the current government. I imagine a similar argument kept John Prescott in pies with Tony Blair.

This is all great news for us as Hain is just going to haemorrhage support form the Labour party, and it appears they can't do anything about it !