Gordon Brown’s interview with the Sun
this morning displays one of the least attractive qualities of his premiership, his tendency to pass the buck. So, Peter Hain is praised but the possibility of him being forced to stand down is conceded. Surely, though, if Brown thinks Hain has done nothing intentionally wrong he shouldn’t be prepared to see him forced out over the issue?
Meanwhile, the Today Programme is lumping together the Hain and Osborne funding stories when they are of a different order. As Nick Robinson pointed out on the programme, there is a reason that Osborne is prepared to go on the show to answer questions while Hain is not.