UPDATE: Michael Howard must read my blog. He just asked John Reid if it was appropriate for the Chancellor to give stories on terror legislation to Sunday papers with conditions that they did not carry quotes from Opposition politicians. Reid said he was at one with his very close friend the Chancellor and batted it away.
UPDATE: Thanks to David Boothroyd for sending the Hansard of Reid's attack on Hain. Here it is...
John Reid: I want to make it absolutely plain that discussion on the
stop-and-question powers is going on inside Government. I did not raise the
matter, and neither did the police in mainland Britain. It derived from one
source. However, it is also evident that at least one source has major
misgivings about it. The problem is that the source is the same in both cases.
[Laughter.] We will carry on with the consultation on these matters.Here.
UPDATE: More on the Reid/Hain thing from Dizzy from earlier today.