Peter Hain

26 Politicians Whose Names Can Be Sung To Pop Songs

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK

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Ex-Labour Minister Wants Ed To Shun Tory Austerity And Love Spending

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband should avoid backing the Tories' "lousy" cuts agenda and instead pldge £30 billion of extra public spending to boost Britain's economy, a...

Britain's Parliament Should 'Review Security'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK

A former Cabinet minister has called for all parliamentary security procedures to be reviewed following a series of shootings in Canada. House of Comm...

Arm the Kurds

Gary Kent | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

The Commons returned this week to a major statement from Prime Minister David Cameron on several international crises including Iraq. Denouncing Isil barbarism, he defined his position as providing equipment to the Kurdish forces and supporting US military air strikes...

Stalwart Labour MP Stepping Down

PA | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Politics

Peter Hain has announced he will stand down as a Labour MP at the general election. The former Cabinet minister said he had "decided to draw stumps...

Ukip Under Fire As Activists Defend Apartheid And Mock Mandela's Death

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Nelson Mandela's death prompted Ukip members to pour scorn on a man who "did nothing" for Britain, call for a "reappraisal" of the apartheid regime an...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Were Tories 'Complicit' in Apartheid?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday 10 December... 1) WERE TORIES 'COMPLICIT' WITH APARTHEID? Don't mess with Peter Hain. Speaking in th...

'Some Of Us Actually Did Something About Apartheid'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Former Labour cabinet minister Peter Hain has slammed those who "rewrite" the history of their support for Nelson Mandela and the ANC, and accused the...

Mehdi Hasan

Labour Could Abstain On Syria Commons Vote, Says Shadow Minister

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Politics

A senior Labour frontbencher has confirmed to the Huffington Post UK that the Opposition could table an amendment to the government's resolution on S...

UK Lodges Formal Complaint With Spain Over Gibraltar Delays

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK

The Foreign Office is lodging a formal complaint with Spain over the latest "unacceptable" delays at the border with Gibraltar. The Royal Gibraltar...

Spain To Go To UN Over Gibraltar Row

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK

Spain will seek to take its dispute with the UK over Gibraltar to the UN - with the support of Argentina. Spanish foreign minister Jose Garcia-Mar...

Has Hain Found A Solution To Gibraltar Crisis?

Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Politics

The UK should attempt to reopen negotiations with Spain aimed at sharing Gibraltar's sovereignty, a former minister has suggested amid continued tensi...

Ned Simons

MPs Plot Commons Vote On Arming Syrian Rebels Before Summer Recess

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Politics

MPs are hoping to force the government to allow parliament to block any decision to arm the Syrian rebels, amid concerns Downing Street is trying to "...

A Ukip Gauntlet - Come on Union Officials and members, reject the UAF and the Meritocratic London Labour Elite - Come and Talk to Ukip

Janice Atkinson | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Politics
Janice Atkinson

As a former trade union member and a working-class Tory, I throw down a challenge to Labour to meet us. If you are a union member and official, get in touch, let's sit down over a pint and discuss how Labour has let you down and how Ukip's policies represent the working classes. I am easy to contact.

Mehdi Hasan

'Dreadful, Crazy, Disastrous'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Politics

The decision by Ed Miliband and Ed Balls to reposition Labour's stance on benefits spending has been attacked by leading figures on the left of the pa...

'A Slippery Slope'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Politics

Labour heavyweight Peter Hain has torn into the party's flagship announcement on cutting winter fuel benefits for rich pensioners, saying it will rais...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: A Modest Speech From Her Majesty

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Wednesday 8 May 2013... 1) A MODEST SPEECH FROM HER MAJESTY From the Times: "The Queen will open a new ses...

'We Need To Perform Better To Win The Next Election'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Politics

Labour needs to be "perform better" to win the next general election, a former Cabinet minister has said. Peter Hain, who stepped down from Ed Mili...

Blair and Thatcher: What's the Difference?

Robert Philpot | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK Politics
Robert Philpot

The degree to which Blair's time in office was merely a continuation of Thatcherism has long been hotly debated, and it is a subject that has been returned to often over the past week.

Hain: My Comments Were Not 'Intended To Undermine'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Politics

Controversial comments in Labour MP Peter Hain's autobiography were never intended to undermine the administration of justice in Northern Ireland, the...

It's A Mini-Mili-Reshuffle: Owen Smith Replaces Peter Hain

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has conducted a minor reshuffle of his shadow cabinet, with Owen Smith replacing Peter Hain as shadow Welsh Secretary. The reshuffle ...

Peter Hain Quits Labour Front Bench

PA | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK Politics

Peter Hain has stepped down as shadow Welsh secretary. The veteran MP said he wanted to "explore other challenges" after 16 years on the Labour fro...

MPs Condemn Peter Hain Contempt Case

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK Politics

More than 120 MPs have condemned a bid to prosecute former Cabinet minister Peter Hain for 'scandalising a judge'. Northern Ireland Attorney Genera...

Strength In Unions?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has predicted Labour's link with the trade unions would survive their bitter row over public sector pay. A series of senior union leade...

Dina Rickman

Peter Hain's Memoir Documents An Extraordinary Life Before Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Dina Rickman | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK Politics

In 1976 Peter Hain was tried for a bank robbery he didn’t commit. It was the second time he’d stood trial - and the second time he’d been acquit...