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Thursday, 24 January 2008

Hain under investigation by Met. Police - and resigns from Government

Peter Hain, Labour MP for Neath, who only a few days ago received a vote of utmost confidence from Neath Constituency Labour Party, is to be investigated by the Metropolitan Police in connection with apparently 'dodgy' donations he received to help fight the Labour Party deputy leadership contest recently.

Minutes after the announcement of the police investigation, he announced he is resigning from the government, where he held two Cabinet positions in charge of the Department for Work and Pensions and the Wales Office. The official story is that he is resigning in order to be able to fight to clear his name. Good luck to him!

Perhaps he will eventually be cleared. However, I just wonder if his resignation from the government will not be followed in due time by his resignation as an MP and his return to a well-deserved obscurity - hopefully not on the public pay-roll, although I imagine that some sinecure will, whatever happens, be found for him.

This Labour government is not only serially incompetent, but the stench of graft hangs around it. Enough!

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