BBC News Online has just reported that Peter Hain failed to declare ... wait for it ... £103,000 in donations to his deputy leadership campaign. That's One Hundred and Three Thousand Pounds of the Queen's currency! I don't for one moment imagine this was deliberate on Hain's part, but if he can't oversee the financing of his own campaign, can we really trust him to look after a £100 billion social security budget? I think not.
More in a bit.