Hain, cleared, bids for comeback

Good news. Peter Hain is not corrupt.
“I chose to leave government to clear my name and I am pleased I have now done so.
I said all along that reporting some of the donations to my 2007 Labour party deputy leader campaign late was an honest mistake. Now everyone knows that it was…”I only left government to clear this up, and would like to return, but that is a matter for the Prime Minister.”

Trust him to hit the ground running straight away. But it beats me how his deputy leadership campaign managed to raise never mind spend so much money in such a forlorn hope.

Former BBC journalist and manager in Belfast, Manchester and London, Editor Spolight; Political Editor BBC NI; Current Affairs Commissioning editor BBC Radio 4; Editor Political and Parliamentary Programmes, BBC Westminster; former London Editor Belfast Telegraph. Hon Senior Research Fellow, The Constitution Unit, Univ Coll. London