Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Labour MPs Boycott Hain
There is an opposition day debate at the moment on national insurance numbers and migrants. Peter Hain is in attendance as it covers his area of policy. My parliamentary informat tells me that the debate is due to finish at 4pm but will probably finish earlier as the Labour whips cannot get enough speakers to fill the time. No one wants to support Peter Hain, apparently. The whips have not gone beyond cajoling. It's now got to the threats and blackmail stage. Poor Peter Hain. Let someone put him out of his misery, for goodness sake.