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Intervening in Syria is 'very, very dangerous politics'

Peter Hain said he feels intervening in Syria would be "very dangerous". Credit: PA Wire

Former Labour cabinet minister Peter Hain told the Guardian he felt intervening in Syria would be "very dangerous".

Mr Hain, who is poised to vote against the motion when Parliament meets tomorrow if he returns from a foreign trip in time, said: "The Prime Minister is asking the nation to back him on a dangerous strike when nobody knows what the consequences will be. I think that's very, very dangerous politics."

Hain says Burnham 'speaks for all Labour supporters'

Former Welsh Secretary Peter Hain said his colleague Andy Burnham "speaks for all Labour supporters" after he criticised the direction of the Labour Party.

Mr Hain wrote on Twitter:


@andyburnhammp excellent interview in @guardian today speaks for all Labour supporters on health policy and Party strategy

Mr Burnham's comments have been interpreted as an attack on Labour leader Ed Miliband - a claim the shadow health secretary denies.

Labour MP Hain angry over website hacking

Labour MP Peter Hain
Labour MP Peter Hain's website was hacked by the Anonymous Group Credit: John Stilwell/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Former Cabinet minister Peter Hain has expressed anger after hackers targeted his website.

The Labour MP's site was taken over by the Anonymous group, who left messages criticising the politician's record and supporting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

In a statement, the Neath MP said: "My website was hacked by Anonymous this morning and we are working to restore it as soon as possible.

"After the targeting of several high-profile websites in recent months, this latest incident is yet more evidence that we all need to wake up to the growing cyber security threat in Britain."


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