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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Peter Hain Deputy Leadership Campaign


Far be it from me to mock the leaking of Peter Hain’s Deputy Leadership campaign strategy on Guido Fawkes’ blog, the real interesting fact for us here in Wales is that only two of Wales’ Labour contingent are willing to go public in support – Albert Owen and Chris Ruane. For some reason Nia Griffith, Madeline Moon, Huw Irranca Davies, Sian James, Jessica Morden and Hywel Francis whislt supporting Hain will ‘not go public at this point’. Not being well rehearsed in New Labour speak, perhaps some New Labour blogger could tell me exactly what does ‘not go public at this point’ mean?

The other fascinating point is that Julie Morgan refuses to support Hain at all. Does this point to a serious rift between Peter and Rhodri at the top of the Welsh Labour tree?

What’s most worrying for Labour in Wales of course is that with less than three months to go before Assembly polling day one of their major players in Wales is concentrating on his own climb up the slippery pole. For the people of Wales the great concern is that the Secretary of State instead of looking after our interests as a nation is spending his time on internal Labour positioning.
UPDATE - The Western Mail reports that the document is months old and that Peter Hain has never seen it.

1 comment:

fido said...

You just got to love old pitch ripper hain.