Memo to Steve Morgan
According to today's Guardian, Peter Hain's campaign manager Steve Morgan claims ""My work ended the day the election for deputy leader took place [June 24]. "
Er.... no it didn't and therein lies the fundamental problem.
If you are running someone's campaign your work ends when you file the return of expenses and donations with the relevant authorities, not at the end of the count.
I almost feel sorry for Peter Hain given the muppetry of his camp-followers (who I note include John Underwood who had a huge fight with Kinnock and Mandelson over the direction of Labour's press office back in the early '90s), but then I suppose you get the campaign team your politics deserve.