Thursday, January 24, 2008

Peter Hain Resigns From Cabinet

It has just emerged that Peter Hain has resigned after it was decided that his campaign donations will be referred to the Met Police. Once more this centre-right government is tainted by sleaze. When will it ever end? Perhaps when capitalism is finally overthrown, who knows? From the BBC:

Peter Hain has quit the Cabinet after his deputy leader campaign donations were referred to the Met Police.

Mr Hain, work and pensions secretary and Wales secretary, said he had stood down so he could "clear my name".

He quit within minutes of the Electoral Commission saying that it had decided to refer the late declaration of £103,000 of donations to the police.

Mr Hain has blamed poor administration and has said the suggestion he tried to hide anything was "absurd".