Peter Hain is being investigated by the Electoral Commission and the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner over his failure to disclose £103,000 in donations to his deputy leadership campaign.
This is 54% of the total donations to his deputy leadership campaign but it was an “innocent mistake” according to Hain.
£35,000 of the £103,000 came from the Progressive Policy Forum (PPF), a sockpuppet New Liebour think tank. The money was donated to the PPF by two Liebour supporters who, it turns out, weren’t aware that their money was going to be diverted to Hain’s campaign. The background notes with Hain’s statement claiming it was all an “innocent mistake” said “When unpaid bills came to light PPF was approached and with the permission of the individual donors concerned the monies were donated to Hain4Labour”. These would be the individual donors who say they didn’t know the money was being diverted to Hain’s campaign.
Just how much sleaze, fraud and rampant corruption can Liebour expect us to accept? Have they been taking lessons from the Italians? This party really has to be closed down – they’re riddled with fraud and corruption from the top down. Hain’s resignation should have been on No Mandate Brown’s desk as soon as it became public that he had broken the law and lied to the electorate about the donations made through the PPF without permission of the donors.