A correspondent just sent me this...
Your post about David Starkey put me in mind of a moment on the tube that epitomised my take on Peter Hain. A while back (before he had a ministerial car) I was sitting on a crowded tube and Hain was standing next to me furiously trying to write on a piece of paper. Seeing the man was in a hurry I offered him my seat so he could complete his task more easily. He took the seat without saying thank you, wrote his speech or whatever, got off at Westminster giving me no acknowledgment of any kind....A man who thinks he's entitled perhaps?