Thursday, January 24, 2008

Peter Hain resigns as his donations are referred to the police!

Peter Hain has resigned as Work and Pensions Secretary after the Electoral Commission referred his donations to the Metropolitan Police.

About time too. Had someone who had failed to notify the DWP of a change in their circumstances over a benefits payment said "Sorry I was too busy" they would have asked them to tell someone who gives a damn.

Peter Hain will apparently now work to clear his name. Well I am not sure what he means by that. He seems not to have been accused of corruption but breaking the law through incompetence.

The BBC has this.

1 comment:

AmberCat said...

If a burglar gets caught breaking and entering does he get let off simply because he was incompetent? “I am sorry your honour, but my friend who was in charge of disabling the burglar alarm did not notice that extra circuit”. Should you reasonably expect such an excuse to stand up in court? If you think not then you will probably agree that our politicians should not get away with similar excuses.

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