He quit within minutes of the Electoral Commission saying that it had decided to refer the late declaration of £103,000 of donations to the police.
Apparently he is going to clear his name.
Yeah, good luck with that one, sunshine.
As my good friend,The Nameless One, says,
And for what it is worth, I hope the police do investigate and that the incompetent, perma-tanned dickhead is dragged through the courts, convicted, and utterly humiliated.
It couldn't happen to a nicer guy, don't you think?
UPDATE: The Nameless One is on fire. Well, not really; but he does think Hain should be.
And the Brown team are spinning this for all it is worth. Check this comment out from Gordo himself:"I recognise that, given the circumstances and your desire to clear your name, this is the right and honourable thing to do."
See, this must be a new form of right and honourable that I haven't been informed about. It would have been right and honourable for Hain to go as soon as this ugly mess began.
Frankly, the right and honourable thing for Hain to do now would be to immolate himself publically in front of the Department for Work and Pensions. Anything else seems, at this point, a bit of a cop out.