Cabinet minister Peter Hain woke up today, and read
the writing on the wall for New Labour.
He described the US government as the “most
right-wing” in living memory.
In a move designed to distance himself from Blair policy, Mr Hain, a
deputy leadership contender, said in an interview with the New Statesman
magazine, “President George Bush's foreign policy has “failed”.
He said: “The neo-con mission has failed.
“It's not only failed to
provide a coherent international policy, it's failed wherever it's been tried,
and it's failed with the American electorate, who kicked it into touch last
Admitting that government
policy had been flawed, he went on to say that: “The problem for us as a
government … was actually maintaining a working relationship with what was
the most right-wing American administration – if not ever, then in living
this mean that we can now switch off all the government computers, and go back
to being a free and Independent UK again…..