So one last look at Peter Hain then, before we finally get to move on and start finding reasons for Murphy to quit!
The "tributes" to Hain keep on flooding in. Politicians are reserved, with the word Honourable mentioned 10 billion times by every Labour politician (Honourable would have been resigning once he realised his cock up, hanging on until the cops are called is far from honourable). The blogland is a little less diplomatic...
1. You should have done the 'honourable' thing right from the start you self-serving tangerine TWAT.
2. If there is one person I would cheerfully not lift a finger to help under any circumstances, it is Peter Hain
3. So farewell Peter Hain. Today British politics is a little cleaner without him
4. Let’s be fair, the bloke is a bit of a twat, a non-entity that has never really done anything of note.
Yes, this is the internet and you can find quotes saying absolutely anything if you look hard enough (Elvis is alive!), but I still think that my earlier analysis was right - the biggest reason for Hain's sudden career collapse has quite a lot to do with the fact that, whatever kind of person he is personally, is simply not liked by anyone watching him.
The general feeling down the pub today was the same, i.e. thank god the sell out prat is gone