More from Monday’s Hain interview. We left off with Peter explaining how he was a bit rebellious but not too much. In today’s extract, Peter describes his green approach:
‘Part of the life of the Northern Ireland Secretary is that you are driven around in an armour-plated Jag with four protection officers. If I became deputy leader, I don’t know what car I would get but I would have similar protection.’
‘Would it be environmentally friendly?’ I ask.
‘Have you ever seen a “green” armoured car?’ he replies scornfully (somehow, I doubt he gives a Cameroon for the environment). ‘Armoured cars weigh tons.’