Slugger at the BIPA: Peter Hain…

My interview with Peter Hain who spoke this morning at British Irish Parliamentary Assembly. In which he claims the bringing in of free bus travel for pensioners in Northern Ireland, and claims that despite a dodgy, nearly didn’t happen start, devolution in Wales is now firm dug in… More in the pipeline from Bethan Jenkins, Paul Bew, Brian Hayes, and coming up next with controversial suggestion for the new census forms in 2011, Barry McElduff…

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  • Comrade Stalin

    The video doesn’t work Mick, something about a private video.

  • Same here.

  • Itwas SammyMcNally whatdoneit

    I cant think of a more double dealing, underhand untrustworthy politician than Pete and he was just the man for the Norn Iron job – his outstanding achievment was not bus passes or the Welsh assembly but enticing the DUP into the STA tent – a fecking work of art.

  • alan56

    Can’t view video… private?

  • Dewi

    Mick must be off-line – if we all shout we might wake hime up. MICK – THE VIDEO DON’T WORK!! (and I quite fancy watching the Bethan Jenkins interview…)

  • Turgon

    Itwas SammyMcNally whatdoneit,
    “I cant think of a more double dealing, underhand untrustworthy politician than Pete”

    I have to disagree there. What about Blair and Cameron? they must be in with a shout? And although less good at it surely Woodward deserves an honourably mention for sliminess.

  • Itwas SammyMcNally whatdoneit


    How dare you disagree with me.

  • Dewi

    “I cant think of a more double dealing, underhand untrustworthy politician than Pete”

    Yeah – good bloke – I never understood why you didn’t like him (on both sides).

  • Itwas SammyMcNally whatdoneit


    Loyalty to the tribe – its no wonder you slot in so well in Norn Iron.

    Having observed him slither and slide and talk out of both sides of his mouth when he was minister for Europe alerted me to his special talents. I was therefore delighted when he was appointed In Norn Iron as I suspected he would outwit those against the government’s plans for agreement – as so it came to pass. He did a brilliant job.

    Unlike Blair who might try and get you think that two and two were five by telling you that five was near four and as it was only out by one from four and you could trust him that such a small amount really didnt matter Hain would just keep repeating that two and two were actually five until you tired of telling him he was wrong – like when he was jabbering on that Britian was actually at the heart of Europe whilst simultaneously saying that they wouldnt touch the Euro with a barge pole.

    ..and he was just the guy to sort out the DUP.

  • Dewi

    Strange – I always thought that those were the praiseworthy characteristics of politicians. Hain 9/10…

  • igor

    I am surprised that with that Orange Perma Tan Nationalist here took him so much to their hearts

  • Itwas SammyMcNally whatdoneit


    re. “Orange Perma Tan”

    Typical of the Hain skullduggery – Orange on the outside and Green on the inside.

  • Mick Fealty

    Damn. It’s open now. Sorry guys.

  • Itwas SammyMcNally whatdoneit


    good inteview – what happened to your voice?

    Probably a good idea that Pete B. had a listen.

  • Dewi

    It’s truly astonishing what Peter Hain gets away with saying.
    In the Welsh context:
    “Many more powers have been devolved in the last few years”
    Oh yeah? Let’s list what’s been done with the new powers then:

    1) NHS Redress Measure which makes it easier and quicker to claim compensation after negligent treatment by the Welsh NHS.
    2) Learner Travel (Wales) Measure – can’t quite work this one out – paying for kids to travel to specialist schools?
    3) Learning and skills (Wales) measure – to do with education from age 16-19.

    And that’s it. Of course there are many more measures / LCOs in the pipeline but it’s pipeline that’s a fair bit longer than it’s wide…