Articles tagged with Peter Hain
17 May 2012 14:56
After the decision today of the Northern Ireland Attorney General to drop his pending prosecution of the former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Peter Hain MP and the Managing Director of Biteback Publishing Iain Dale, they said in a joint statement:
'This is a victory for freedom of speech. In September we will be publishing the paperback edition of Outside In without changing in any way the section that gave offence to
by Amber Elliott / 15 May 2012 16:54
So the results of Labour's reshuffle (or just shuffle) are in and they look like this:
Jon Cruddas is to become co-ordinator of the Labour Party Policy Review.
Ed Miliband will recommend to the National Policy Forum that Angela Eagle becomes its new chair.
She will keep her role as shadow leader of the House.
Owen Smith is to replace Peter Hain as shadow secretary of state for
by Amber Elliott / 14 May 2012 15:49
It's not going to be a major reshuffle, more of a mini shuffle on the Labour frontbench, but some potential movements are worth examining.
The hot chat in town is what will happen to Liam Byrne. MPs are divided over whether he will keep his work and pensions brief, but consensus is growing that he may lose ownership of the policy review.
Some Labour backbenchers fear that his line on welfare is
by Geoffrey Robertson QC / 10 May 2012 10:15
The legal establishment of Northern Ireland has launched a criminal prosecution against Peter Hain, threatening him with up to two years imprisonment for “scandalizing the court” – ie for criticising a judge whose rulings caused problems for the peace process whilst Hain was Minister of State for Northern Ireland. This prosecution is not only a direct attack on free speech and an attempt to suppress information of considerable public interest, but it is
by Iain Dale / 27 Mar 2012 12:38
1.30pm 27 March 2012
Statement by Biteback Publishing and Peter Hain
On 20 March 2012 Lord Justice Higgins granted leave to the Attorney General of Northern Ireland to bring proceedings for contempt of court against Biteback Publishing and Peter Hain. The proceedings relate to a passage in Peter Hain’s memoir, OUTSIDE IN, in which Peter Hain makes critical remarks about the Northern Irish
by Amber Elliott / 02 Feb 2012 18:02
I sat down yesterday with the shadow Welsh secretary to talk about the current dynamics in the Labour Party. A longer version of the interview will appear in the next issue of Total Politics, but he had the following to say about how his party must change in order to win again:
"The conventional political party model is bust. No party is, at the present time, is operating in a manner and with
by Dan Hodges / 16 Dec 2011 13:20
He is no more. Hitch, RIP. Come to think of it, resting in peace is the last thing you would have wanted to do. Rest in hyperbolic but beautifully crafted fury.
The left lost Christopher Hitchens long before today. Or at least what some have called ‘the classic left’ did. Those of us on the neo-Blairite wing of the movement recognised, if not quite a good comrade, at least a kindred spirit.
by Caroline Crampton / 29 Mar 2011 16:08
Ed Miliband has vowed to “refound Labour”, and launched the “Refounding Labour” project, headed up by National Policy Forum chair Peter Hain.
This new document, and the report that Patrick Wintour has done about it in the Guardian, revives the idea that non-Labour Party members who register themselves as “supporters” could vote in future leadership elections. Hain himself is quoted as saying that this “new category of membership” would get