PETER Hain is a happy man today, as he should be.
He found out today that he won’t face charges over late declarations of donations made to his deputy leadership campaign. I’m glad for him. He must have been under a huge amount of pressure in the last ten months, and while he did the right thing in standing down as Work and Pensions Secretary, it must have seemed incredibly unfair and hurtful at the time.
Peter is an honest, honourable and capable politician. I hope today’s decision will clear the way back to government for him.