Peter Hain is MP for Neath and a former Labour cabinet minister

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International Politics
30 January 2014
"Those to whom evil is done/ Do evil in return", wrote WH Auden on the outbreak of the Second World War. He...
The Staggers
01 May 2013
If Britain’s working poor can be cast as so many Oliver Twists condemned to the workhouse, then this government...
The Staggers
04 March 2013
Although Eastleigh was dire for the Tories, most commentators were wrong in suggesting it was also bad for Labour's...
The Staggers
06 February 2012
It was little reported but Ed Miliband welcomed David Miliband's elegant, cogently argued and stimulating essay last...
Politics
22 September 2011
As Jack Jones said in 1971, the relationship between trade unions and the Labour Party is a bit like a marriage: "...
UK Politics
04 February 2011
The body blow delivered to the global economy by the recent financial crisis arose from banking greed and bad...
Politics
28 October 2010
The message of this book chimes uncannily with the audacious speech by Ed Miliband to the Labour conference in...
Politics
22 July 2010
In the months running up to this year's fateful general election, Peter Mandelson was the most formidable member of the...
Politics
23 July 2009
Whether it goes up or down, public spending will probably be the issue that dominates the next election, the outcome of...
UK Politics
16 April 2009
The UK economy today is not where Alistair Darling hoped it would be when he gave his pre-Budget report in November. It...
UK Politics
15 January 2009
Aged 18 going on 19, I already had politics in my blood after a childhood in South Africa, where my parents had been...
International Politics
12 June 2008
Did anyone seriously imagine that Robert Mugabe would tolerate a democratic Presidential election on 27 June? Having...
UK Politics
06 March 2008
Labour has achieved a tremendous amount to accelerate renewable energy. But, despite spending constraints, we will have...
Politics
29 November 2007
In opposition, the Tories show they know little about dealing with the problems of poverty and worklessness that they...
Politics
07 June 2007
Whether on Iraq, health reorganisation, schools reform or civil liberties, the relationship between Labour and millions...

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