I am astonished at this turn of events. I worked harder than anyone as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to uphold the rule of law and judicial independence and delivered the 2007 settlement which helped secure that. If free speech and comment in a political memoir is to be suppressed then people will be entitled to ask: what system of justice prevails?"
MPs join forces to call for legal action being taken against Shadow Welsh Secretary Peter Hain to be dropped.
Shadow Welsh Secretary Peter Hain is facing legal action over criticism of a judge made in his recently-published memoirs.