January 30th, 2013

Peter Hain’s Family Spinning Side Project

Peter Hain has spent the morning rubbing salt into Tory boundary wounds, openly gloating about a potential 11% handicap facing Tories hoping for a majority. Evidently having too much time on his hands as a mere MP, Peter Hain has just become a partner in his wife’s political PR firm. Back in 2010 Elizabeth Haywood described being the politician’s wife to the Guardian:

“Your job is open to comment, and certain roles may be off-limits (for example, I would have found it very difficult to continue in my old job as a lobbyist) or will create adverse comment.”

A politician’s wife being a lobbyist is off limits, eh? Funny then that Elizabeth’s bio on the Haywood Hain website boasts of her ability to influence ministers: “Dr Elizabeth Haywood is well versed in public affairs, media and government. She has lobbied Ministers and appeared on peak-time TV and radio”. How she might have done that Guido can only guess…


  1. 1
    The UAF says:

    We’ve got nowt to say on muslim fanatics.

  2. 2
    Left foot backward says:

    How is it we have theiving foreigners in our parliament?

  3. 3
    Contrasts says:

    A cartoon offends J*ws – letters of complaint are written.

    A cartoon offends Muslims – hundreds are beaten to death and burnt alive.

    Nuff said.

  4. 4
    Vote UKIP says:

    Never again can nasty Labour take the high ground where fairness is concerned when they believe that the votes of some people are worth more than others.

  5. 5
    Left foot backward says:

    I’ve got a rough idea what UKIP stand for, but what do the other three main parties stand for nowadays? – except for the EUSSR.

  6. 6
    Robin Banks says:

    He’s on a sticky wicket.

  7. 7
    Chris Huhne Is Silent Today says:


  8. 8

    I didn’t know Clare Balding was married to a man!? Is she on solids now?

  9. 9
    Anonymous says:

    Guido Fawkes’ blog of plots, rumours, conspiracy, and absolute non-stories.

    Former lobbyist admits that she once lobbied ministers SHOCKER.

  10. 10
    Anonymous says:

    What you like … J e w s ?

  11. 11
    Anonymous says:

    You all wear tinfoil hats.There are no conspiracies.

  12. 12
    Yvonne Ridley is a hypocrite says:

  13. 13
    Red Egg Millitit, tit, tit, tit ..... says:

    ‘is wife looks like Claire Balding….

  14. 14
    hank the cat says:

    Yvonne Ridley classic case of Stockholm syndrome

  15. 15
    hank the cat says:

    Best place to buy tinfoil hats is in Home Bargains 99p for 15 meters

  16. 16
    Pickled Wizard says:

    If hain was the only option, I can see why the sainted Claire chose the other team.

  17. 17
    Anonymous says:

    The boy has come along way since his days of a getaway driver….

  18. 18
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Two oranges together, but rotten in the centre.

  19. 19
    Yew Fat Tuat says:

    Peter Hain’s vision of a great Britain is, sadly, very similar to that of his much-admired Zimbabwe under Mad Bob Mugabe and the corruption-riddled South Africa under the ANC mob.

  20. 20
    confucious says:

    ……look give him a break!….he’s on the advisory panel of alternative medecine!,,….’er the break might be of one or many limbs?

  21. 21
    Tooting Market stallholder says:

    A cartoon offends Christians and everybody falls about laughing.

    You need a few plums today?

  22. 22
    If only fathers had considered contraception says:

    Do they both open their arrrses for comenting?

  23. 23
    VERITAS says:

    Sainted Clare my arse she is as much good as a chocolate firegyard completely overrated

  24. 24
    STuN says:

    The past was bright, the past was ORANGE

  25. 25
    Mark Wouters says:

    Lets have a clear out out with the Monarchy all members and their titles Abbolish ,out with the House of lords the members and all their titles,out with Camoron ,Clegg and hague (Moron,S-it and Begg,Vague loves his own voice)Now The Tories have got themselves into yet another vietnamesque war,WHY OH WHY dont they Learn,
    There will be decades of decline in the USA and UK,the Communists will have all the Election triumphs and !

  26. 26
    keredybretsa says:

    Keep it in the family way!

  27. 27
    Anonymous says:

    And Mrs Hain is a Director of the crackpots who want to build a barrage across the Severn – funny that Mr Hain sat behind them egging them on at the Select Committee this week. No conflict of interest there.

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