I suggested on Monday at Brassneck that Peter Hain was (as we like to say in Northern Ireland about any politician who looks like he hasn’t enjoyed breakfast) toast. I may still be proved wrong in that call, but with the PM calling his Work and Pension Minister’s ‘stumble’ over donations to his Deputy Leadership campaign a matter of incompetence, he hasn’t made future tenure in the Westminser Cabinet any easier for the would be ‘big game hunter’.
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