Hain’s political future hangs in balance…


WHILE I doubt too many people (including the Prime Minister) will be saddened by the potential departure of the current Secretary of State, Shaun Woodward, it looks like his predecessor’s political career could end in tatters even sooner. Yes, Peter Hain is – at last – well and truly on the ropes, after the Guardian revealed tonight that the Work and Pensions Secretary “will be forced to admit that he failed to declare tens of thousands of pounds worth of donations from businesses and unions when he stood for the deputy leadership of the Labour party”.