Peter Hain was a Labour MP 1991-2015, serving in the Cabinet under both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. He ran for Labour Deputy Leader in 2007 but his campaign triggered a political funding scandal over failures to comply with election finance regulations. Although the CPS decided not to prosecute him, he was forced to resign from the Cabinet.


Three unanswered questions about Peter Hain and Philip Green

The ability of a Parliamentarian to use Parliamentary privilege to break a legal injunction with impunity is both an important safeguard and a power easily open to abuse. Which is why it should only be used in exceptional cases. … Read the full post »