Peter Hain just got a bit of a mauling at the hands of Victoria Derbyshire on 5 Live. You always know when the government is in panic mode about a new Tory policy because they put up a Cabinet Minister to respond to it. Hain blustered about how the Tory workfare plans were uncosted blah blah blah but anyone listening will have come away with the impression that the Tories were on to something and Labour were in disarray.
Victoria Derbishire then moved on to quiz Hain about his undeclared deputy leadership donations. Hain just stonewalled and kept repeating that he had declared £82k of donations and it wasn't his fault that others hadn't been declared. He repeatedly said that as soon as he knew about it he had told the Electoral Commission, but he admitted he had still not given them all the details, because he didn't know them. Could it be perhaps that he does now know the details, but the consequences of the details are so horrific that he's yet to think how he can get out of it? Remember, he's had six weeks to find out, yet Derbyshire failed to drive the stake into his heart by asking him why it was taking him so long.
Hain is in deep trouble over this, and he knows it.